Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Nottingham Manufacturing Co

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1921. From Leicester Chamber of Commerce Year Book.

of Trinity Street, Loughborough, Leics., manufacturer of pure silk hosiery, wool hosiery, fancy half-hose, underwear and outerwear.

1805 Founded; one of the first joint stock companies in England

1903 The company was registered on 11 June, in reconstruction of a company of the same name. [1]

1935 The Djanogly brothers set up a stocking factory in a Nissen hut in Mansfield - presumably a precursor of Mansfield Hosiery Mills.

1957 Nottingham Manufacturing Co acquired Mansfield Hosiery Mills Ltd

1959 Simon Djangoly was chairman of the company. Acquired an interest in Simone Mirman (Knitwear) Ltd[2]

1969 Acquired the premises and plant making hosiery and underwear of English Rose Ltd and those of the Co-operative Wholesale Society at Huthwaite and Worksop[3]

1973 Acquired Lancaster Carpets and Engineering Co

No further acquisitions were made

1984 Tried but failed to acquire Johnson Group Cleaners. The company had over 20 subsidiary companies.[4]

1985 Largest customers were Marks and Spencer and Littlewoods[5]. Merged with Vantona Viyella[6]

1987 12,000 employees. The parent company became Coats Viyella[7]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908
  2. The Times July 24, 1959
  3. The Times Aug. 12, 1969
  4. 1984 Annual report
  5. The Times Feb. 12, 1985
  6. The Times, Jun 18, 1985
  7. The Times Thursday, June 04, 1987