Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 132,806 pages of information and 210,387 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.
Whitecross Company of Milner Street, Warrington.
1864 Incorporated as a limited company.
1914 Wire manufacturers and galvanizers. Specialities: iron and steel rolled and drawn wires, patent steel wires, barb wire, wire ropes, wire nails, wire netting. Employees 1,500. 
1920 Wire rod rolling mill. 
1935 See Whitecross Co:1935 Review
1937 Supplier of Tru-Lay Ropes
1960 Steel wire ropes. 
1967 Nationalisation of Lancashire Steel which became part of British Steel
1973 British Steel sold its carbon- and mild-steel wire-making activities at Warrington (Rylands and Whitecross) and at Middlesbrough (Dorman Long) into a new company Rylands-Whitecross, jointly owned by Tinsley Wire Industries and British Ropes