East Lancashire Soap Co
Producer of Dr. Lovelace's soap
c1844 James Hacking of Clayton-le-Moors commenced making soap
1864 Partnership dissolved. '...the Partnership theretofore subsisting between us the undersigned, James Hacking and John Henderson, as Soap Manufacturers, at Enfield, in the county of Lancaster, under the firm of the East Lancashire Soap Company, was dissolved...'
1877 Creditors of the Rishton Paper Making and Staining Co. '...William Henry Hacking and Joshua Hacking, of Clayton-le Moors, in the county of Lancaster, Soap Manufacturers, carrying on business as Copartners, at Clayton-le-Moors aforesaid, under the style or firm of the East Lancashire Soap Company...'
1933 Advert. 'Love-Flakes' (Dr. Lovelace's Flakes).
1955 Capital reduction from £100,000 to £50,000.
1965 Proposal to have the company wound up. '...and to receive the Liquidator's report, showing how the winding-up of the Company has been conducted and the property of the Company disposed of, and of hearing any explanation that may be given by the Liquidator...'
1966 Part of Oxley Industries 'The East Lancashire Soap Company made a useful contribution to profits. In 1966 the Board intend moving machinery of Mansells and Passmill to a new factory in Bolton'
Sources of Information
- The London Gazette Publication date:5 February 1864 Issue:22816 Page:574
- The London Gazette Publication date:12 October 1877 Issue:24511 Page:5613
- Lancashire Evening Post - Friday 04 April 1924
- Burnley Express - Saturday 02 May 1936
- The London Gazette Publication date:6 May 1955 Issue:40470 Page:2636
- The London Gazette Publication date:26 March 1965 Supplement:43610 Page:3129
- The Times, Thursday, May 19, 1966; pg. 26