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Harry Walton and Sons

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of Burnley

1947 'The share capital of Messrs. Harry Walton and Sons, Ltd., cotton manufacturers, Bishop House Mill, Burnley, has been bought by Mr Tom Welch, managing director of Messrs. Bernard Wardle and Co.. Ltd., furnishing fabric manufacturers, dyers and bleachers, of Chinley, Derbyshire. Messrs. Walton, who manufacture cambrics, drills, poplins, prints, sateens, etc., at present employ about 150 operatives on 454 looms Before the war the firm operated 868 looms, but this number was reduced under the concentration scheme.'[1]


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Sources of Information

  1. Burnley Express - Saturday 07 June 1947