Alliston and Company Limited

Alliston and Company Limited

Alliston & Co. was a wholesale textiles company established by Frederick Alliston in 1857 at Friday Street in London.

Alliston is better remembered for his political career than his business endeavours. In 1878 he entered the Court of Common Council as a representative of the Bread Street Ward. In 1898 he was elected as one of the sheriffs for the City of London and in 1905 he became alderman of Bread Street Ward. In 1908 Alliston was granted a knighthood by King Edward VII.

Sir Frederick’s two sons, Claude and Oscar, later became partners in Alliston & Co. which traded until at least 1914.

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