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Portals (John Allen and Sons)

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Paper mills at Ivybridge, near Plymouth, and Keighley

Presumably this was commercial papers subsidiary of Portals Ltd

1930 Acquired by Wiggins, Teape and Co including the associated companies W. Howard and Son and Roughway Paper Mills [1]

1932 Wiggins Teape sold the investment in the Italian mill of Portals (John Allen and Sons)[2]

1950 Samuel Jones and Co acquired the Okestubbe Mill near St. Neots

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times Feb 03, 1930
  2. The Times, May 12, 1932