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of Gateshead, Co. Durham
Anthony Clapham was a Quaker soap maker, brewer, and pharmacist in Newcastle
1829 Clapham leased land at Friars Goose
1831 He began soda manufacture at Friars Goose
1833 Built a 263-foot chimney, which became a local landmark
1850 Clapham's lease expired; the concern was bought by Burdis and Harrison
1852 Acquired by Gray and Crow.
1858 the factory was bought at auction by J. Williamson of the Jarrow Chemical Co. for £14,050.
1891 The works were taken over as part of the Jarrow Chemical Co. by the United Alkali Co.
1914 United Alkali closed the works