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of Spring Grove Paper Mills, Oughtibridge, Sheffield
of West Marsh Mills, Grimsby
1870 Company established.
1909 Incorporated as a limited company.
1914 Manufacturers of paper for newspaper printing. 
1926 - December. It was announced Peter Dixon and Son purchased water power rights with a capacity of 20,000 to 30,000 hP together with a large area of forest and farm lands, in Northern Finland to form a Finnish company for the purpose of converting the energy and material into pulp for their English mills. Messrs. Dixon stated that their first intention was to erect a pulp factory near their paper mill at Grimsby but inability to arrange favourable terms with the railway company.
1960 Introduced Dixonpak, the first cast polythene film in Britain made on a commercial scale
1962 Acquired land at Louth, Lincs for a new plant making Dixonpak cast polythene film; would move the production of this material to Louth from the existing plant at Taplow
1969 Claimed to be the 3rd largest manufacturer of newsprint in the UK; set up new vertical paper-making machine at its Grimsby mill
1973 Packaging continued to be profitable but paper making was losing money
1973 Peter Dixon and Son and Inveresk sold their shares in British Tissues to Finnish companies.
The company then sold off all its assets, turning itself into a "cash shell". First it closed the Grimsby mill, and sold its profitable packaging operation to Mardon Packaging International; then it sold its Finnish pulp operation to a Finnish company, and also sold its share in British Tissues.