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1722 Atkins established in Hinckley to produce hosiery
By 1995, the Atkins building in Hinckley was the oldest existing and operating hosiery factory in the world.
1995 the Atkins business was taken over by Coats Viyella
2002 Manufacture of hosiery ended and the factory closed.