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of Leadenhall St, London
1928 Public company formed to build a coal distillation plant, to the design of Woodall-Duckham Vertical Retort and Oven Construction Co. (1920) Ltd, with a benzol rectification plant, on a site leased from the Bedwas Navigation Colliery Co (1921) Ltd which company had agreed to supply coal to the plant. The company would supply coke, motor spirit and other oils
1929 December: first product from the new plant; all of the motor spirit had been sold a year ahead
1931 Production of iron and steel had been depressed so the demand for coke had been very low in the past year but was starting to pick up by year end