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Sheffield Forge and Rolling Mills Co

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of Millsands Works, Sheffield

1872 The company was established on 18 July. [1]

1951 Nationalised under the Iron and Steel Act; became part of the Iron and Steel Corporation of Great Britain[2]

1953 Sold by Holding and Realization Agency to Darwins Ltd[3].

By 1966 was a subsidiary of Balfour and Darwins[4]

1968 Sheffield Rolling Mills was formed as a company jointly owned by British Steel, Balfour and Darwins (38%) and James Neill Holdings (17%) to operate the Tinsley Park bar mills of British Steel at Sheffield, which were 5 years old; the private sector companies would transfer work there from their older plant[5]

1974 British Steel bought out its partners in Sheffield Rolling Mills[6]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908
  2. Hansard 19 February 1951
  3. The Times, 23 February 1954
  4. The Times, Jul 08, 1966
  5. The Times (London, England), Thursday, Sep 19, 1968
  6. The Times, Apr 27, 1974