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Pope and Pearson

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of Normanton

1874 The company was registered on 27 October, to acquire the business of colliery proprietors carried on by Messrs. Pope and Pearson. [1]

1926 Lent to the Leeds Tercentary exhibition a model of the test gallery at Altofts Colliery, Normanton, where Sir William Garforth carried out experiments on explosions in mines[2].

1973 Acquired by Coltness Industries; by this time the company was mainly concerned with making bricks.

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Sources of Information

  1. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908
  2. The Engineer 1926/07/16