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William Morris Fine Arts

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Wallpapers and metal sculpture - there seems to be a connection with William Morris and Co but not sure what it is precisely.

1984 William Morris was an old established firm, specialising in metal sculpture and wallpaper. Merged with wallpaper manufacturer Peterlee Wallpapers[1]. Reverse take-over of Ceylon and India Planters' Holdings to gain a listing on USM[2].

1984 Acquired the wallpaper business of Leyland Paint and Varnish Co[3]

1988 Reverse take-over by Sherwood, a private furniture maker[4]; the overall company was called Lincoln House[5]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Apr 30, 1984
  2. The Times, Apr 25, 1984
  3. The Glasgow Herald, Dec 1, 1984
  4. The Times, April 15, 1988
  5. The Times, May 12, 1988