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Revision as of 19:29, 22 February 2020

July 1940.
July 1954.
Hedley's Green Olive Oil Towel Soap.

Thomas Hedley and Co, of Fairy Soap Works, City Road, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, manufacturer of soap and candles.

1837 The company was founded by two businessmen, Thomas Hedley and John Green, who set up a manufacturing facility in City Road. Tyneside was able to provide a ready source of sheep, which was a main ingredient in the production of both products.

1890 Thomas Hedley died; the business was carried on by his son.

1898 the company became a limited company; issue of shares.

1905 Thomas Hedley and Co (1905) was registered on 1 March, in reconstruction of a company of almost similar title to acquire the business of soap makers. [1]

1917 the company expanded by acquiring the soap makers James Dyson and Co of Elland in Yorkshire.

1918 Acquired John Pickering and Sons of Birmingham.

The company continued to expand its City Road site, which was in a residential area, so the expansion was a time consuming process as Thomas Hedley had to buy a single property at a time.

1930 Procter and Gamble bought the company. Other Thomas Hedley plants were in Trafford Park, Manchester and West Thurrock, Essex.

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Sources of Information

  1. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908