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Rockcliffe Mills, Collyhurst, Manchester.

  • 1880 Company founded.
  • 1909 Became private company.
  • 1937 Cotton waste, flag and bunting manufacturers. [1]
  • 1961 Cotton waste manufacturers and merchants, specialising in ladies' underclothing and white shirts. Makers of agricultural machinery under the style "Drawdle Engineers Co". [2]

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