George Tabor LTD (established in 1914) is actually the parent company of The Pure Oyster Company (established in 1907); let us explain…
The George Tabor company is actually so old it predates the foundation of Companies House which was established in 1844 (Companies House being the UK government agency where you register a company, to make it official) so we don’t know exactly when the George Tabor company was created (there have been many George Tabors in the family over the centuries). However, according to company research, records of the ‘Tabor’ family have been found trading in the seafood industry as far back as the 16th century, originating in Brightlingsea, Essex.
The company then created purification tanks for oysters which meant they were safe to eat. They sold these oysters under a different name, The Pure Oyster Company Limited, established in 1907.
In these photos are Joseph & Harold Tabor (brothers). They were the directors of The Pure Oyster Company in the 1800s.
Joe worked closely with the government during the First World War, advising on import/food distribution in the UK.