SUN 8TH DEC 2019


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A.E. Prentice

Business Address: A.E. Prentice, Souldern Gate Garage, Souldern, Bicester, Oxfordshire OX27 7HT

Country: England,

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About A.E. Prentice

We supply coal, smokeless fuels, bottled gas, logs and much more to domestic, commercial and retail premises around North Oxfordshire, South Northants and Aylesbury vale.  We also supply orders of 10 to 50 Plus pre-packed bags of fuel delivered to mainland UK


A.E.PRENTICE is a family business that has been based in the Oxfordshire town of Bicester since 1864. It was set up at the dawn of the Oxford – Cambridge rail link. It was based at Bicester Town Station with all coal being brought in by rail. This was then moved from the yard using a horse and cart to deliver coal around the residents of Bicester. This only ended as recently as the early 1980s with the introduction of the cheaper road transportation network.

The company has been in Bicester for over 140 years, remaining an integral part of the community. However with the arrival of 2009 the business was forced to drastically consider its future due to the land which they had rented for nearly 150 years being sold to the Bicester Village Shopping Outlet.

However fortune played a good hand and led to the future being secured with the purchase of our own yard, on the outskirts of Bicester in the neighboring village of Souldern. The company can now look forward to a bright future for many years to come, with the 6th generation of our family now in the company.