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Ferguson Brothers (Carlisle)

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of Holme Head Works, Carlisle, Cumbria. Telephone: Carlisle 65-67. Cables: "Ferguson, Carlisle" Also at York House, York Street, Manchester and Mappin House, Oxford Street, London, W1

1824 Works opened.

1828 The company moved to Holme Head.

1865 Second mill opened at the end of May.

1881 Nearby recreation ground and bowling green laid out.

1882 Opened a coffee tavern and reading rooms for their workers in January.

1947 British Industries Fair Advert for fabrics. Spinners, Weavers, Bleachers, dyers, Printers and Finishers. Rayon Dress Fabrics, Screen Printed Dress Fabrics, Cotton Dress Fabrics, Lingerie Fabrics, Children's Fabrics, Ladies' Linings and Tailors' Linings. (Textiles Section - Earls Court, Ground Floor, Stand No. 76) [1]

1991 Their factory closed with the loss of 200 textile jobs. Some of the factory buildings have been redeveloped for housing.

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  1. 1947 British Industries Fair Advert 136; and p102