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Lacy Scott & Knight, from 1869 to the present day
Henry Lacy Scott obtained his auctioneer’s licence and set up business with £100 in July at 3 Guildhall Street, Bury St Edmunds
PCN Peddar bought the business of Mr S Hunt and set up the firm of Hunt and Peddar as auctioneers, valuers and land agents in Market Place, Stowmarket.
In 1874 Henry Lacy Scott started a livestock market, joining Simpson’s and Lawrence’s, buying some land to the rear of the Wagon public house in Risbygate Street. Later he acquired the Lawrence’s auction site with an improved access from St Andrew’s Street.
Henry Lacy Scott’s son Archibald joined the business, followed by his brother Reginald
In 1904 his sons took over the running of the business when Henry died at the age of 56, having been Mayor of Bury St Edmunds between 1889 and 1891
They bought more land behind Risbygate Street, formerly Mr Beard’s garden including the present drive next to No 10. A neighbouring piece of land was bought in 1924.