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Hele Paper Co

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of Devon Valley Mills, Hele, Cullompton, Devonm Paper Manufacturers

1767 Company established by Charles Dewdney and William Matthews. Three water grist mills were converted into paper mills.

Continued over two generations by the Dewdney family

Then traded as:

1892 Incorporated as a limited company under present style.

1914 Paper manufacturers. Specialities: writing, ledger, drawing, envelope and blotting papers. Employees 230. [1]

1914 Directors: Sir Henry Hepburn (Chairman), J. Horsburgh and J. P. Hepburn. Staff: 230. Specialities: Writing, Ledger, Drawing, Envelope and Blotting Papers.

1920s Acquired by Wiggins, Teape and Co

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