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Hookway, Sons and Cook

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of 11-12 Monkwell Street, London, EC2.

The company of Hookway, Sons and Cook was originally founded in Aldersgate Street, London.

  • 1899 Hookways moved to Hoe Street, Walthamstow.
  • 1899–1900. The firm built a factory on Forest Road, Walthamstow, and originally made collars, braces, and umbrellas.
  • 1929 Listed Exhibitor. Manufacturers of Shirts, Collars, Pyjamas, Umbrellas, Parasols, Braces, Belts, Rug Straps. Sole Makers of Whiteolin (self-washing) Collars. Korton and Corinthian one piece Collars. (Stand No. S.73) [1]
  • By 1949 the company was specializing in high-grade poplin shirts.

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Sources of Information

  • [1] British History Online - Walthamstow