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Straw Pulp Manufacturing Co

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c1940s. General view of kiers.
c1940s. Part of the large sand table.
c1940s. Feeding kiers with straw.
c1940s. Emptying a kier at Straw Pulp Co.

of Mount Sion Works, Radcliffe, nr Manchester.

The works, with reservoirs and outbuildings, were acquired by The Wall Paper Manufacturers Ltd. in 1948. They covered an area of over forty acres, and production on a limited scale commenced within a month of W.P.M. taking over the plant. This was followed by the installation of the latest specialised equipment necessary for the production of first-class quality straw pulp, which enabled the company to increase its output substantially.

W.P.M. wanted to take advantage of a plentiful home-produced raw material while protecting our their own paper mills and the paper industry from the uncertainties of imported pulp supplies.

1949 Now supplying a steady output of straw pulp to the W.P.M.'s paper-making mills.

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Sources of Information

  • 1899-1949 The Pattern of a Great Organisation - The Wall Paper Manufacturers Limited.