Alexander Drew and Sons
of Adas House, 33 George Street, Manchester, 1. Telephone: Manchester Central 1226. Cables: "Alizarin, Manchester". Works at Lower House Printworks, Burnley, Lancs. London Office: 23 Lawrence Lane, EC2. Telephone: Monarch 1754
1891 Directory (Burnley): Listed as calico printers. More details.
1906 The company was registered on 30 March, to acquire the undertaking of a private company of the same name carrying on the business of calico printers, bleachers and dryers. 
1947 British Industries Fair Advert as Fabric Printers and Manufacturers of 'Adas' Dress and Furnishing Fabrics. Shirtings, Linings, Cretonnes, Furnishing Linens, Chintz, Shadow Tissue, Downproofs, etc. (Textiles Section) 
Owned by Coloroll but run as a separate entity at Rochdale; the company converted greycloth into printed furnishing fabrics.
1990 Management buyout
Sources of Information
- The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908
- 1947 British Industries Fair Advert 461; and p86
- The Times, February 09, 1990