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Walter Lawrence

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of Sawbridgeworth

WWII Manufactured parts for the De Havilland Mosquito [1]

1975 Walter Lawrence Group came to market by a placing of shares; the major business within the group was Walter Lawrence and Son, which was engaged in construction of commercial, industrial and civic buildings; also had joinery and engineering interests[2]

1977 Bought an interest in Econa[3]. Acquired Nico Manufacturing Co[4]. Sold some of its stake in Econa in order to fund acquisition of Latham and Owen[5]

1980 The group's manufacturing interests were Gordon Tools and Sheffield Steel Products; these had made losses in the half-year[6]

1987 The manufacturing businesses were sold to Christy Hunt[7]

1992 Acquired by Raine Industries[8]

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Sources of Information

  1. Mosquito by C. Martin Sharp and Michael J. F. Bowyer. Published by Crecy Books in 1995. ISBN 0-947554-41-6
  2. The Times, Jun 30, 1975
  3. The Times, Jan 18, 1977
  4. The Times, Feb 04, 1977
  5. The Times, Dec 09, 1977
  6. The Times, Oct 28, 1980
  7. The Times, October 14, 1987
  8. The Times, October 07, 1992