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Herbert Rigler of Bournemouth Central

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Herbert Rigler of Bournemouth Central, Coal Merchant, 5-plank wagon on 9’ wheelbase wagon with coal load, No.106

Herbert Rigler senior established himself in 1879, possibly aged 14, as a coal, coke and firewood, corn, hay and straw merchant and contractor. He soon had premises at 136 (later re-numbered as 358) Wimborne Road, Winton. His eldest son, Herbert Thomas Rigler, emigrated to Australia in 1908 , after family arguments, and was subsequently killed on the Somme in 1916. His younger brother, Alfred Rigler, took over the business in 1924, which soon amalgamated with Bradford & Sons Ltd, Coal Factors of Yeovil. 

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