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Jewels in the crown, revisited

How were the stalwarts of the UK market faring back in 1952?
Jewels in the crown, revisited

Ten years ago, to mark the Queen's diamond jubilee, the IC’s then-editor Jonathan Eley looked at 10 shares that had survived from 1952 – or rather, the 10 that had kept their names and broadly the same business focus over the years.

That group of listed companies has survived the subsequent decade – some more easily than others. Below, we take a closer look at how their businesses were faring 70 years ago, and compare with our current recommendations.


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