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Francis and Co

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December 1889.

of Vauxhall, London, SE

of Cliffe, near Rochester.

Portland cement

1810 Company established.

c.1875 Cliffe cement works set up

1886 Limited company incorporated to take over and amalgamate on co-partnership business of Francis and Co., of Nine Elma Cement Works, Bridge-foot, Vauxhall, and of Cliffe, near Rochester, the whiting works at Cliffe known aa Francis, Donald, and Johnson's Works, and of Empson, Holcombe, and Co., of the Pottery, Cliffe, cement, plaater of Paris, whiting, and cask manufacturers and merchants.

The members of the firm were:

  • C. Eastland de Michele, Nine Elms Cement Wharf, cement manufacturer
  • P. O. Francis, Nine Elms Cement Wharf, cement manufacturer
  • V. D. de Michele, Nine Elms Cement Wharf, cement manufacturer
  • G. B. Francis, Nine Elms Cement Wharf, cement manufacturer
  • J. E. Johnston, Nine Elms Cement Wharf, cement manufacturer
  • G. J. Francis, 15 Cambridge gardens, Notting hill, commission agent
  • R. S. W. Donald, 39 Maxilla gardens, North Kensington
  • R. E. Middleton, Cliffe, cement manufacturer
  • W. H. Francis, Cliffe, cement manufacturer


1900 Became part of Associated Portland Cement Manufacturers

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