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British Cotton and Wool Dyers Association

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British Cotton and Wool Dyers' Association of 22 Cumberland Street, Manchester.

1900 The Association was formed as a limited public company for the purposes of acquiring 46 companies engaged in the trade, representing about 85 percent of the trade with 2 firms in the Bradford Dyers Association, with which an agreement had been established. The control of each branch would remain in the hands of those who had conducted it in the past, as far as possible[1]

1900 The company was registered on 12 February, to amalgamate numerous businesses of companies and firms engaged in dyeing, bleaching, printing and sizing cotton yarns. [2]

Acquired the following companies:[3]

1976 Name changed to Cawdaw Industrial Holdings.[4]

1982 The company called in the receivers.[5]

The company’s original business base was the commission dyeing of customers’ yarns and materials. By the 1970s it traded in a wide variety of dyed yarns, both natural and man-made, and its subsidiaries were involved in timber merchanting, engineering, kitchen furniture manufacture, and manufacture and retailing associated with the tweed and knitwear trade of the Scottish Borders. By 1983 the company was in receivership.

Cawdaw Industrial Holdings Ltd., of Manchester (previously British Cotton and Wool Dyers Association Ltd.), dyers, bleachers, printers and sizers[6]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Apr 07, 1900
  2. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908
  3. The Times, April 7, 1900
  4. The Times, August 16, 1976
  5. The Times, February 23, 1982
  6. Manchester Archives c.1893-c.1982 (91 boxes, 4 bundles and 1 oversize item) (Collection not catalogued; draft list available)
  • [1] Manchester Archives