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J. and J. Makin

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of Wallhead Mills, Rochdale

1887 Company established.

1901 Incorporated as a limited company.

1914 Paper manufacturers. Specialities: tinfoil papers, art papers and boards, paste boards, printings and coated papers. Employees 600. [1]

by 1988 was part of the paper and converted products division of J. Bibby and Sons. The operations included:[2]

  • J. and J. Makin Converters at Rochdale
  • J. and J. Makin (Oakenholt), at Flint
  • J. and J. Makin (Disley), at Disley near Stockport

See also


Sources of Information

  1. 1914 Whitakers Red Book
  2. The Times June 2, 1988