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Monks, Hall and Co

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of Bedstead Works, Atherton's Quay, Warrington; of Mersey Tube Works, Warrington (1916)

1874 Company founded by Frederick Monks and Thomas Hall, trading as Frederick Monks & Co.

1878 Public company. The company was registered on 29 May, to acquire the business of iron and steel bar, hoop, and wire rod manufacturers of the firm of F. Monks and Co. [1]

1897 Reconstruction took place on an enlarged basis, the present company being registered on 18 May.

1914 Iron and steel manufacturers. Specialities: steel ingots, iron and steel bars, hoops, wire rods and tube strips, tubes, rivets, bedsteads and mattresses. Employees 1,200. [2]

1933 Jointly Lancashire Steel Corporation and Monks, Hall and Co purchased William Robertson (of Warrington), manufacturers of bright drawn products[3].

1935 See Monks, Hall and Co:1935 Review

1951 Nationalised under the Iron and Steel Act; became part of the Iron and Steel Corporation of Great Britain[4]

1961 Manufacturers of iron and steel bars, wire rods, strips, light rails, rivets and mattresses. 500 employees. [5]


Generator. Exhibit at Anson Engine Museum.

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Sources of Information

  1. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908
  2. 1914 Whitakers Red Book
  3. The Times, 13 January 1954
  4. Hansard 19 February 1951
  5. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE