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Mardon, Son and Hall

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Makers of cigarette cards and suppliers to W. D. and H. O. Wills

1846 James Mardon took over a small printing business

1860 Company changes its name to Mardon, Son and Hall

1888 Started supplying W. D. and H. O. Wills

1902 Became part of Imperial Tobacco Co

1930s Employing 5,000 people in 11 factories

1955 Last set of cigarette cards produced

1967 At this time Mardon International was jointly owned by Imperial Tobacco Co and British American Tobacco[1]

1985 St Regis was taken over and most of its UK operations were sold to the management - this included Tillotsons, Reed and Smith, and the corrugated packaging part of Mardon Packaging[2]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times (London, England), Tuesday, May 23, 1967
  2. The Times , May 16, 1985
  • Made in Bristol by David Bolton. 2011. ISBN 978 1 904537 91 5