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of Chestnut House, Horbury, Wakefield
1905 Company founded.
1914 Mechanical Engineer. Specialities: mining engineering works, coal cutters, conveyors etc. 
1932 Private company.
1961 Mechanical handling plant (including hire and purchase facilities), conveyors and ancillary equipment. 700 employees. 
1968 Coal handling plant for the CEGB at Ratcliffe-on-Soar. 
1969 The mining machinery interests of Fletcher and Stewart were merged with those of Richard Sutcliffe and A. G. Wild and Co (owned by Industrial and Commercial Finance Corporation) in a new company Fletcher Sutcliffe Wild, to supply self-advancing powered roof support systems and other mining machinery; it would be majority owned by Booker Group