The History of Rollits
In 1841 the first edition of Punch magazine was published in London, Robert Peel became Prime Minister for the second time, Hong Kong became a British colony, travel agent, Thomas Cook led the first privately chartered excursion train in England and the Penny Black stamp was replaced by the Penny Red.
Rollits can trace its history back to 1841 when 35 year John Rollit (who was the son of a cabinet maker) was admitted as a Solicitor and Attorney and began practising law with his Partner William Dryden. The Firm was called Dryden Sons & Rollit and the offices were at 2 Bowlalley Lane.
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