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Vantona Textiles

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December 1954.
December 1960.
October 1963.
November 1963.

of Vantona House, 107 Portland Street, Manchester, 1. Telephone: Manchester Central 5641. Cables: "Vantonatex, Manchester". London Office: Leith House 47 Gresham Street, EC2.

1851 Caddow Quilts displayed in the Great Exhibition at Crystal Palace. [1]

1929 The Quilt Manufacturers company was incorporated to acquire and amalgamate 7 of the leading companies in quilts, bedspreads, covers, etc[2]

1936 The name of Quilt Manufacturers Ltd was changed to Vantona Textiles[3]. Considerable reorganization and unification of control was implemented but would take some years to have full effect[4]

1947 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Spinners, Dyers, Bleachers, Manufacturers of Vantona Household Textiles, Bedcovers, Quilts, Counterpanes, Bedspreads and Down Quilts, Cotton Blankets, Blansheets, Sheets, Towels, Towelling, Ticks and Ticking. (Earls Court, Ground Floor, Stand No. 286) [5]

1951 Occupied Milton Mill, Mule Street, Tonge, Bolton, Lancashire. [6]

1957 After a battle, Messrs Julius and Basil Glass of Everwear Candlewick acquired a controlling interest in the company[7]

1959 Acquired Balstone Cooke and Rayonese[8]

1960s Occupied Moor Mill, Parrot Street, Great Lever, Bolton, Lancashire. [9]

1961 Merger with Richard Haworth and Co[10]

1975 Acquired by Spirella[11] as a reverse take-over.

1978 the Spirella brand became part of the Vantona Group[12].

1978 After a battle with others Vantona acquired J. Compton, Sons and Webb (Holdings)[13]

1983 Acquired Carrington Viyella[14] becoming Vantona Viyella

1984 Acquired F. Miller (Textiles)[15]

1985 Merger of Vantona Viyella with Nottingham Manufacturing Co[16]

1986 Acquired Coats Paton[17] becoming Coats Viyella

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. [1] Bolton Museum and Archive Service
  2. The Times, Jul 16, 1929
  3. The Times, Feb 24, 1936
  4. The Times, May 22, 1936
  5. 1947 British Industries Fair p285
  6. [2] Bolton Council
  7. The Times, Sep 05, 1957
  8. The Times, Feb 24, 1959
  9. [3] Bolton Council
  10. The Times, Jul 28, 1961
  11. The Times, Aug 29, 1975
  12. The Times, Apr 19, 1978
  13. The Times Oct 18, 1978
  14. The Times, Jan 20, 1983
  15. The Times, Jun 18, 1985
  16. The Times, Jun 18, 1985
  17. he Times, February 12, 1986