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Lane Fox and Co

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of Notton Hill House, Notton-on-Tees, Co. Durham, builders and public works contractors

  • 1936 public company formed to take over private company of same name[1]
  • 1936 Acquisition of Heenan Construction Company Ltd, constructional steel specialists which, it was hoped would complement the other business of the company, as well as supplying steel for contracts that needed it[2].
  • 1937 Plans for 2 cinemas in Lower Regent St. London, to be constructed for London Theatre Centre Ltd by Lane Fox and Co[3].
  • 1937 first annual results as a public company[4]
  • 1946 Chairman and managing director Harry Lane addressed the AGM. Profits had declined from the previous year even though had started on construction of permanent houses for various corporations because of shortages of labour and supplies. Had purchased the whole of London Theatre Centre Ltd, and also J.W. White (Contractors) Ltd of Sunderland who would supply most of the company's joinery needs. Neasham Brickworks had recently commenced production. Hyland Ltd of Wakefield, who made marine hydraulic equipment, had a substantial order book, as did Heenan, Beddow and Sturmey, an associated company in steel construction[5].

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, 11 September 1936
  2. The Times, 12 December 1936
  3. The Times, 22 April 1937
  4. The Times, 12 February, 1937
  5. The Times, 22 June 1946