|"PJ 1922" P. L. Jeyes Please Read Me|
The inscription "PJ 1922" may refer to a building company, connected with, and possibly forerunners of, "P. L. JEYES & COMPANY LIMITED" (Peter Leslie Jeyes). However, no written records could be found for this. The date - 1922 - and the registered office address of "P.L. Jeyes & Co. Ltd" would seem to go beyond mere coincidence! In other words, a possible inference is that the rebuild of "Little Abbotts" was completed in 1922 by a company called "P. Jeyes & Co. Ltd". And this was after the fire in 1920 had reduced the original "Little Abbotts" to a shell.
These are some on-line references to P.L. Jeyes & Co. Ltd. This company is of interest because of where it is registered. It is also ultimately of interest because of the inscription, in stone, of what appears to be "PJ 1922".
Registered office address:
1 Little Abbotts, Crowsheath Lane, Downham, Billericay, Essex, CM11 1QL.
Company status and type:
Active, Private limited Company
10 January 1996
Since at least 29 Sep 2004, this company, while "active" has been regarded as "dormant". This looks like an interesting contradiction!