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Bernard Wardle and Co

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Stephanie Works (formerly Whitehall Works), Chinley; Dec 2019.

of 82-83 New Bond Street, London, W1. Telephone: Mayfair 4163 (2 lines). Works at Whitehall Works, Chinley, Derbs. Telephone: Chinley 2222 (10 lines)

1947 British Industries Fair Advert as Manufacturers, Printers and Weavers of Furnishing Fabrics of all types, including Hand and Roller Printer Linens, Chintzes, Cretonnesm all Woven Fabrics. "Everflex" Leather Cloth, Dyeing, Finishing, Bleaching, "Welshrunk" Sanforizing. (Textiles Section - Earls Court, Ground Floor, Stands No. 34, 42 and 51) [1]

1947 'The share capital of Messrs. Harry Walton and Sons, Ltd., cotton manufacturers, Bishop House Mill, Burnley, has been bought by Mr Tom Welch, managing director of Messrs. Bernard Wardle and Co.. Ltd., furnishing fabric manufacturers, dyers and bleachers, of Chinley, Derbyshire. Messrs. Walton, who manufacture cambrics, drills, poplins, prints, sateens, etc., at present employ about 150 operatives on 454 looms Before the war the firm operated 868 looms, but this number was reduced under the concentration scheme.'[2]

1963 Bernard Wardle (Everflex) of Caernarvon: Motor Show exhibitor. PVC and fabric bonding.[3]

1980. The Everflex factory at Caernarfon was closed.[4]

Production also ceased at the original Works at Chinley. Renamed Stephanie Works, the Chinley site is now home to a plastics manufacturing company.

1984 Bernard Wardles became Wardle Storeys[5]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1947 British Industries Fair Advert 482; and p291
  2. Burnley Express - Saturday 07 June 1947
  3. 1963 Motor Show
  4. House of Commons Hansard, 21 March 1980
  5. The Times, Nov 05, 1984