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J. H. Birtwistle and Co

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1951. Big Ben.

of 24 Tib Lane, Manchester, 2. Telephone: Manchester, Blackfriars 8764. Cables: "Crescent, Manchester". Also at 39 Cheapside, London, EC2. Telephone: City 2242. Mills at Rossendale, Helmshore and 3 at Padiham, all in Lancs.

1892 Company established. [1]

1947 British Industries Fair Advert for "Big Ben" Productions: Pillow Cases; Sheets; Cotton Blankets; Flannelettes; Furnishings; Limbrics; Haircords; Poplins, etc., Dress Fabrics, Furnishing and Shirtings. (Textiles Section - Earls Court, Ground Floor, Stand No. 283) [2]

1949. Has the following mills:

  • Note: (08/08)
    • The company is now based at Grane Road Mill, Haslingden, Rossendale, Lancs.

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Sources of Information

  1. [1] Lancashire Textile Manufacturers' Association
  2. 1947 British Industries Fair Advert 452; and p32