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Anglo United

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Anglo United Plc, of Chesterfield, coal distributors

1967 Anglo United Development Corporation, a Canadian mining group, was exploring in Ireland[1]

1986 Merger with Burnett and Hallamshire, coal miners.[2]

1986 Public company incorporated to acquire Anglo United Development Corporation Ltd

1988 Sold the UK coal mining interests; had interests in open cast coal mining and in supply of solid fuelds. Acquired Seaham Harbour and Dock Co[3]

1989 Acquired Coalite[4]

1989-90 Sold the quarry interests of Coalite to Charter Consolidated[5] and many of the other non-core parts of Coalite[6]

1994 Management buy-out of Charrington Fuels[7], liquid fuels distributor.

1994 Tried to buy Coal Products, the smokeless fuels business of British Coal[8] but failed.

1994 Sold the Brearley Group to Roxspur plc

1995 Sold the solid fuels distribution business to Coal Products[9]

1996 Most of its income came from its production of smokeless fuels. Also owned the Falkland Islands Co[10]

1997 A plan was announced to list the Falkland Islands Co on the Stock Exchange[11]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times March 6, 1968
  2. The Times, May 31, 1986
  3. The Times, June 21, 1988
  4. The Times, June 28, 1989
  5. The Times Dec. 14, 1989
  6. The Times, March 13, 1990
  7. The Times (London, England), Tuesday, March 15, 1994
  8. The Times, December 8, 1994
  9. The Times August 26, 1995
  10. The Times, December 11, 1996
  11. The Times, October 1, 1997