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Wallpapers (Consolidated)

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1936 Company formed[1]

1936 Wallpapers (Consolidated) Ltd made a share issue in order to fund the acquisition of 4 wallpaper manufacturers and 95 percent of William Pinchin and Co[2]

1955 Merger with private wallpaper retailer, Ben Blaskey Ltd; company renamed Blaskeys (Wallpapers) Ltd[3] which then became a public company[4]

1971 Blaskeys was taken over by Leyland Paint and Wallpaper[5]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Dec 10, 1937
  2. The Times, Sep 30, 1936
  3. The Times, Aug 11, 1955
  4. The Times Sep 02, 1955
  5. The Times, Dec 07, 1971