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Eastwoods Group

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Makers of bricks and cement; builders merchants

c.1815 Eastwood and Co was formed at a time when there was a shortage of building materials for construction of houses[1]

1920 Eastwoods Ltd was incorporated as a public company to acquire and extend the business of Eastwood and Co Ltd, brick manufacturers, barge and wharf owners, and old established builders merchants[2]

1925 Flotation of Eastwoods Cement Ltd[3].

1927 Incorporation of Eastwoods Flettons Ltd[4]

1929 9th OGM of Eastwoods Ltd[5]

1934 See Eastwoods Group: 1934 Review

1942 The meetings of Eastwoods Cement Ltd, Eastwoods Lewes Cement Ltd and Eastwoods Humber Cement Ltd were held at the same time[6].

1943 Sidney Garcke joined the board[7]

1945 Eastwoods Ltd would amalgamate the 4 subsidiary companies for reasons of efficiency, namely Eastwoods Flettons Ltd, Eastwoods Cement Ltd, Eastwoods Lewes Cement Ltd and Eastwoods Humber Cement Ltd [8].

1963 Acquired by Rugby Portland Cement Co who sold Eastwoods Ltd to Redland Holdings who sold Eastwood Cement back to Rugby Portland, including its 3 cement plants[9].

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times Jul 05, 1921
  2. The Times Mar 04, 1920
  3. The Times, Aug 07, 1925
  4. The Times Sep 01, 1928
  5. The Times Sep 06, 1929
  6. The Times Jun 26, 1942
  7. The Times Oct 07, 1948
  8. The Times Nov 22, 1945
  9. The Times Apr 29, 1963