Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

William Heaton and Sons

From Graces Guide

of Lostock Junction Mills, Lostock, Bolton, Lancs

1800 Company established.

1891 Directory: Listed as Cotton spinners. More details.

1914 Cotton spinners. Specialities: the spinning of fine, super-combed sea island yarns, suitable for lace, muslin, harness twine, sewing thread etc. Employees 1,200. [1]

1922 Acquired by Crosses and Heatons.[2]

1961 Listed as a subsidiary of Crosses and Heatons.


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Sources of Information

  1. 1914 Whitakers Red Book
  2. The Times, September 6, 1922