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1809 Company established by Jacob Bright.
1887 Incorporated as a Limited Company.
1891 Directory: Listed as Cotton Spinners and Manufacturers. More details
1891 Directory: Listed as bleachers and dyers. More details
1891 Directory: Listed as Silk spinners and manufacturers. More details
1917 Advert. Cotton spinning etc.
1929 Crosses and Heatons relinquish control of the company.
1969 Name changed to John Bright Group.