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John Holmes and Son

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1917. From Worrall’s Yorkshire Textile Directory

of Kirk Royds, New Mill, nr Huddersfield; Perseverance mill, East Ardsley, nr Wakefield; Orchard Mills, Hunslet, Leeds

1840 Company established

1917 Advert. Rope and twine manufacturers

1936 John Holmes of East Ardsley was acquired by British Ropes Ltd

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