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A. E. Bangham and Co

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1929. British Industries Fair catalogue.

of 56, 58 and 60 Grove Road, Walthamstow, London, E17. Telephone: Walthamstow 1518. (1929)

of ABCO Works, Borwick Avenue, Walthamstow, London, E17. Telephone: Larkswood 3518. Cables: "Obanghamo, Walt, London". (1947)

  • 1925 A. E. Bangham and Co Ltd, paper hats and novelties, was founded in Grove Road, with six workers.
  • 1929 Advert as Manufacturers of Carnival Novelties, including Hats and Caps of every description, and everything for the Carnival Trade: Folly Dolls, Papier Maché Novelties, Party Boxes, Unique and Exclusive Designs in Carnival Headdresses, Assorted Paper Hats and Fancy Paperware. Trade Mark "Abco". (Toys, Games and Baby Carriages Section - Stand No. D.7) [1]
  • 1936 The firm moved to Borwick Avenue.
  • 1940 and 1944 Its premises were damaged by bombing but were rebuilt in 1945.
  • 1947 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Manufacturers of Carnival Goods, Paper Hats and Caps, Carnival Novelties, Masks, Paper Pulp Articles, Paper and Cardboard Toys. [2]
  • In 1949, 100 workers and 100 outworkers were employed.
  • Later the firm moved to the old motion picture studio in Wood Street.
  • A new factory was built on the site when the studio was burned down in 1959.

See Also

  • [1] British History Online

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