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Walter Wolstencroft and Co

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of Dolphin Street, Ardwick, Manchester.


Established: The Retail branch by M. Wolstencroft in 1865; Wholesale in 1885. Continued by W. Wolstencroft as W. Wolstencroft & Co. Present Principals: Walter Wolstencroft and Robert Allen Wolstencroft. Premises: The buildings in Dolphin Street were erected by the firm in 1905. Branches: London, 24, Gutter Lane, Cheapside, E.C.; Birmingham, 174, Corporation Street (R. Mitchell); Glasgow, 81, Virginia Street; Belfast, 4, Waring Street (R. Fegan). Business: Manufacturers. Trade Marks for Garments: " Electa " and " Delex."

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