Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,385 pages of information and 233,518 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.
The company was founded in the nineteenth century by John Waddington and Wilson Barratt as Waddingtons Ltd.
It was renamed John Waddington in 1905.
1963 Acquired Valentine and Sons of Dundee.
1994 Acquired Imca, a Netherlands-based folding cartons producer. The company had 3 areas of activity - packaging, specialist printing, and games (which represented 12 percent of turnover)