(image left) Records show that by 1898 Robert Bolt was employed as a Commercial Traveller for Mr. Buemann a provisions importer based in the Black Boy yard just off the Cloth Market, Newcastle upon Tyne. Also by this time Robert and his family had moved to Tamworth Road, Heaton, Newcastle upon Tyne.
Sometime between 1904 and 1914 Mr. Bolt was promoted to Managing Director of the company a position he held until his retirement in 1932.
In the early 1900s Mr. Buemann teamed up with the Riley Brothers of Newcastle to form Buemann and Co.of 3 and 5 Manors Street, Newcastle upon Tyne. During the 1940s and 50s the company was trading as Buemann and Riley Bros.Ltd
Buemann and Co were situated adjacent to the Royal Arcade at the junction of Pilgrim Street and Mannors Street.