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Bleachers Association

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1913.Employees of Bleachers Association Feb.1913. George Marmion Robinson, first left of middle row, aged 25.[1]
September 1925. The Association won 1st prize with their Garrett at the Manchester Parade.
1951. LHS.
1951. RHS.

of Blackfriars House, Parsonage, Manchester, 3. Telephone: Manchester, Blackfriars 8181. Cables: "Bleach, Manchester"

1900 Association formed, an amalgamation of about 60 bleachers, mostly in Lancashire.[2]

1900 The company was registered on 7 June, to acquire and amalgamate numerous firms and companies engaged in the bleaching trade. [3]

1900 Founded; advert for investment in debentures in the Association.[4].

1924 Head office: 4, Norfolk Street, Manchester. The Chairman was Colonel Sir Alan J. Sykes. The managing directors were Arthur K. Davies, Henry Allen, Thomas Warburton and Frederick Whowell.

1935 Acquired joint interests with the Calico Printers Association (CPA) in concerns in Egypt.

1939 Acquired joint interests with CPA in concerns in India.

1947 British Industries Fair Advert for: Bleaching; Dyeing; Printing; Mercerising; Finishing - of all Classes of Cotton Piece Goods, Linens and Rayons. Two famous Bleachcraft finishes: Bleacraft 'Sanforized' Shrunk and Tebilized tested, Crease Resistant Organdie and Sheeting Finishes. (Textiles Section - Earls Court, Ground Floor, Stand No. 312b) [5]

1963 reformed as Whitecroft Industrial Holdings. [6]

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Sources of Information

  1. from original photograph owned by David Robinson
  2. The Times (London, England), Monday, Jul 23, 1900
  3. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908
  4. Yorkshire Herald, 23 July 1900
  5. 1947 British Industries Fair Advert 242; and p33
  6. The Times, Dec 16, 1964
  • [1] The trust movement on British industry: a study of business organisation, by Henry W. Macrosty.
  • [2] Competition Commission