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Ernest Scragg and Sons

From Graces Guide

of Macclesfield.

1889 Company founded.

1919 Private company.

1956 Company made public.

1959 Acquired the premises, plant, etc of William Bodden and Son of Oldham, old established spindle makers, and the spindle department of William Ryder[1].

1961 One of the leading manufacturers in the United Kingdom of processing machinery for silk, rayon, nylon, terylene, glass fibre, synthetic and natural yarn.[2]

1982 Acquired by Rieter.

Notes

  • 1974 'A father and son were killed in separate crashes over the weekend. Mr Philip Scragg (53), head of a Macclesfield-based company of synthetic fibre machinery manufacturers, died at Silverstone track when his E-type Jaguar crashed into a barrier on Saturday. Less than 24 hours later his 20-year-old son Philip was killed in a crash in Manchester when his Ferrari was in collision with another car. Driver of the other car, Mrs Eva Bailey (48), of Etchells Road, Cheadle, Cheshire, was also killed. Her son, Simon (15), is detained in Stockport Royal Infirmary with multiple injuries. A former racing driver, Mr Scragg, senior, gave up racing when he became chairman of Ernest Scragg and Son, of Macclesfield, and confined his motor sporting activities to hill climbs and sprints. It was while taking part in a sprint event that he was killed. His son, who joined the company board last March as a director, had been staying with his mother Llanarmon, near Mold, in Flintshire. He returned to his home at Sutton Grange, Macclesfield, after being told of his father's death and was driving into Manchester when he was killed. Police say the car apparently crossed the central reservation before being in collision with Mrs Bailey's car. Both bodies had to be cut from the wreckage. Philip, senior, and his wife Peggy, were divorced for the second time in August, only months after they were re-married at a Register office.'[3]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Mar 04, 1959
  2. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE
  3. Aberdeen Evening Express - Monday 18 November 1974