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Edward Webb and Sons

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February 1915.

Webb's Seeds of Wordsley, Stourbridge

c1850 Edward Webb set up his business as a seed merchant in Wordsley, near Stourbridge.

1894 Edward Webb and Sons acquired and expanded Proctor and Ryland, bone manure works in Saltney, near Chester.

c1890-1900 The company had become the appointed seedsmen to Queen Victoria, and their seeds were well known around the UK.

c1910 William Webb, Edward's grandson, was now running the business.

1925 At Wychbold, Worcestershire, a seed testing ground was set up.

1937 Seedsmen and fertiliser manufacturers. [1]

1939 See Aircraft Industry Suppliers

1960s Company merged with Bees, another seed firm and transferred to Chester.

2004 Unwins Seeds, which then owned the company, was acquired by Westland Horticulture based in Northern Ireland.

See Also


Sources of Information

  • Trademarked. A History of Well-Known Brands - from Aertex to Wright's Coal Tar by David Newton. Pub: Sutton Publishing 2008 ISBN 978-0-7509-4590-5