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F. W. Ashton and Co

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F. W. Ashton and Co. Ltd., Calico Printers, of Newton Bank Works, Hyde, Cheshire.

c.1814 The works on the river Tame were established by Messrs. Ashton

1857 Worked by proprietors who continued for the next c.40 years

Further information in Manchester Archives on the company:

  • Companies belonging to, or otherwise connected with, the firm
  • Directors and General Meeting minutes, 1900-1926, memorandum and articles of association, contracts etc. (8 items).
  • A valuation and plan of Newton Bank Works, 1850, can be found in the Slater Heelis solicitors collection. (M159/)

1891 Directory (Hyde): Listed as Calico printers. More details

1899 Became part of the Calico Printers Association.

c.1970 Renamed A. Brunnschweiler and Co.

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Sources of Information

  • [1] Manchester Archives