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Riley's Fireworks

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1844 Michael Riley (b.1820/21) founded Riley's Fireworks in Ossett

Over the next years, the firm which grew into a national concern under three generations of Rileys

1927 a factory explosion killed a member of the family and three others; the factory closed.

See Also


Sources of Information

  • Biography of William Edward Riley, ODNB