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Lloyd's Packing Warehouses

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Lloyd's Packing Warehouses Ltd.

Head Office: 20, Princess Street, Manchester.

Packing warehouses in Manchester, Blackburn and Bradford.

The company served an important aspect of the textile trade - making-up and packing textiles for export, and manufacturing waterproof wrapping and linings, packing cases and lapping boards, and provding facilities for storing and handling the goods.

1953 Acquired cotton towelling manufacturer J. Smith Hargreaves and Co.[1]

1953 Acquired export packers John Stevenson and Sons.[2]

1957 Sold J. Smith Hargreaves and Co.[3]

1959 Acquired Alfred Eva and Son and T. A. Lever and Sons, both cardboard carton manufacturers based in Manchester.[4]

1960 Acquired electrical switchgear manufacturer Long and Crawford.[5]

1960 Acquired lard refiners N. Kilvert and Sons.[6]

1962 Closed its radio and television subsidiary Regentone.[7]

1964 Subsidiaries included:[8]

1966 Acquired by Cope Allman and Co.[9]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Times, February 7, 1953
  2. The Times, June 13, 1953
  3. The Times, January 30, 1958
  4. The Times, February 4, 1960
  5. The Times, January 11, 1961
  6. The Times, September 22, 1960
  7. The Times, January 17, 1962
  8. The Times, January 10, 1964
  9. The Times, May 10, 1966