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of Brown Street Mills, Congleton, Cheshire. Telephone: Congleton 284-5. Also 21 Lawrence Lane, London. 16 Newton Street, Manchester. Representative in Capetown, South Africa.

1924 Company incorporated

1930 A subsidiary, Condura was registered by Conlowe.

By 1932 Condura employed 100 people.

1939 the Condura name was changed to Conforma. Conforma Ltd continued to manufacture children's clothes throughout the war years.

1947 British Industries Fair Advert for Slumberwear and Underwear. 'Beauty and Quality'. Hosiery Manufacturers. Productions: All types of Knitted Underwear, and Outerwear from Rayon and Wool etc., for Home and Export. (Textiles Section - Earls Court, Ground Floor, Stand No. 201) [1]

By 1948, the Conlowe companies were subsidiaries of the English Sewing Cotton Co.

By 1973, the company was part of English Calico

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Sources of Information

  1. 1947 British Industries Fair Advert 125; and p67
  • [1] Dane Bridge Mill, Congleton