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St. Andrew Mills

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of 34 St Andrew Road, Walthamstow, London, E17. Telephone: Larkswood 1014-15-16. Cables: "Samarita, Walstreet"

1932 [1] St. Andrew Mills Ltd, makers of paper and paper goods such as tissues, opened in St. Andrew Road.

942 Developed Andrex toilet tissue from a disposable handkerchief concept developed for Harrods

1947 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Manufacturers of Andrex, "Androl", "Samaritan", "Marvo", "Santex" Toilet Tissues, "Camelia" Soluble Sanitary Towels, Facial Tissues, Paper Handkerchiefs, Paper Towels, Cellulose, Wadding for all purposes. All from Wood Pulp to Finished Products. (Olympia, 1st Floor, Stand No. G.2086) [2]

1949 A factory was built near the mills.

In 1955, when the mills were taken over by Bowater Paper Corporation, there were 400 employees.

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Sources of Information

  1. [1] British History Online: Walthamstow
  2. 1947 British Industries Fair p239