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Holmes Chapel Wallpaper Co

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c1940s. Works.
c1940s. Printing Machines.
c1940s. S. H. Jackson.

of Victoria Mill, Holmes Chapel, Cheshire.

1911 Founded by G. F. Jackson and J. T. Walker at Holmes Chapel, Cheshire.

G. F. Jackson had worked at David Walker's paper-staining business after which he passed on to Lightbown, Aspinall and Co of Pendleton.

1915 Acquired by Wall Paper Manufacturers Ltd.. G. F. Jackson and J. T. Walker joined the directorate.

1930 Alfred Jackson, son of G. F. Jackson, who had joined the firm at the time of its inception, was appointed to the Board and remained at the branch until his transfer to Head Office of WPM in 1944.

1935 Harold Jackson, son of G. F. Jackson, was appointed to the Board, but died in 1943.

1939 Contributed to the war effort.

1949 S. H. Jackson, grandson of the founder of the firm was director of the company.

See Also


Sources of Information

  • 1899-1949 The Pattern of a Great Organisation - The Wall Paper Manufacturers Limited.