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Woolen cloth maker, of Union Mills, Milnsbridge, Huddersfield
1840 John Crowther established the business
1924 Private limited company
1936 Public company John Crowther and Sons (Milnsbridge) Ltd; the chairman was the grandson of the founder. Acquired half the shares of Cloth Manufacturing Co Ltd, formed in 1932
1940s Cumberland Cloth Co at Workington was a subsidiary
1972 Holding company structure created as John Crowther Group