PUBLIC HOLIDAY TRADING
Wednesday 16th June 10h00 to 15h00 – SCHOOLS
Wednesday 16th June 10h00 to 15h00 – MENSWEAR
Wednesday 16th June 09h00 to 13h00
SACRED HEART COLLEGE
Wednesday 16th June CLOSED
Samuel Bothwell and Isaiah McCullagh, who had separately emigrated to South Africa from Northern Ireland, open the original McCullagh & Bothwell on central Jones Street, Kimberley - a high end menswear store aimed at the new found diamond wealth in the town.
Sam Bothwell is a passenger on the first stream train into Bulawayo and within weeks opens up a store there.
Samual Bothwell opens his first store in Salisbury, and his brother-in-law, Isaiah Walker joins the business in Kimberley
The outbreak of WW1 which tragically claims the lives of several members of staff
A letter to the Electrical Department, Kimberley
Stores open in both Johannesburg and Pretoria, and the firm adds Schoolwear to their offering.
Samuel Bothwell acquires a landmark property at 44 Rissik Street - Central Johannesburg.
Samuel Bothwell passes away and the Walker family continues the successful business.
Robert Walker becomes a partner in the business.
60th anniversary of the opening of the Johannesburg business.
A new shopping Centre is built North of Johannesburg. McCullagh & Bothwell is one of the original tenants for a shop in the same position we find ourselves today - McCullagh & Bothwell - Hyde Park Pty (Ltd) is incorporated.
The firm refurbishes their iconic flagship Hyde Park Corner store.
McCullagh & Bothwell was established in 1896 by Messrs McCullagh and Bothwell in Kimberley. It has remained a family business, with descendants of Sam Bothwell owning and running the company to this day.
McCullagh & Bothwell opened its first store in Johannesburg in 1906. We currently have three stores in Johannesburg, located in Hyde Park, Observatory, and Fourways.
The name McCullagh & Bothwell has for many years been synonymous with the supply of school uniforms. We are extremly proud to be associated with many of Johannesburg’s, and indeed the country’s, best known schools and in many cases this association is a long standing one.