Skinner Board & Co. Ltd    Sussex Street  St Phillips  Bristol.  Vincent Skinner together with  Robert J Board and Frederick Board founded the firm in 1880’s  but  Mr Skinner soon ceased to have any further involvement and left the firm.  The firm commenced its operations from premises in Rupert Street  Bristol working mainly as Horticultural Builders who manufactured and installed their own Greenhouses complete with the installation of the heating systems, which they continued to carry out up until the early 1970’s.  The firm operated as a family concern with Robert’s sons Kenneth and Donald joining the business in the 1920’s. In the inter-war years they moved premises to Exmoor Street Bedminster with their main activity now becoming heating, ventilating and air conditioning. They have been Contractors to Bristol Education Committee, Port of Bristol Authority, Local County Councils and the War Office and  became a Limited company in 1947. A church heating system installed  in 1892 for the sum of £70 is still in operation today. Joined the HVCA in 1917.   The company is still actively trading.

Reference:    Business in Avon & Somerset.  
                     A Survey of Archives   by Bristol Polytechnic Dept. of Humanities  1991
                     By  Jennifer Green, Phillip Ollershaw and Peter Wardley.