Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Leyland Paint and Varnish Co

From Graces Guide
July 1954.

of Leyland, Lancs

1956 Public company. Issue of debenture stock[1]

1962 Name changed to Leyland Paints Ltd[2]

1971 Introduced a vinyl wallpaper. Expansion of laboratory. Name changed to Leyland Paint and Wallpaper Ltd[3]

1971 Leyland Paint and Wallpaper took over Blaskeys (Wallpapers)[4]

1972 Acquired John Mathews and Co of Liverpool, established for over 125 years[5]

1973 Opened its first Target DIY discount shop[6]

1984 The wallpaper business was acquired by William Morris Fine Arts[7]

1985 Remaining paints business was subject to a reverse-takeover by private company Kalon[8][9]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Apr 27, 1956
  2. The Times, Jan 15, 1962
  3. The Times, Apr 05, 1971
  4. The Times, Dec 07, 1971
  5. The Times, Jul 11, 1972
  6. The Times, Oct 30, 1973
  7. The Glasgow Herald, Dec 1, 1984
  8. The Times, Apr 06, 1985
  9. The Times, May 18, 1985