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William Park and Co

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Nov 1919.
Dec 1921.

of Clarington Forge, Wigan.

Forgemasters and tool manufacturers.

1787 Established

Formerly James Bimson

1914 Manufacturers of forgings, spades and shovels. [1]

1922 Principals: Sidney Richmond Park and John Richmond. Specialities: Forgings, Spades and Shovels. Patents: In connection with Spades and Shovels.

1961 Acquired Herbert Cotterill.[2]

1965 Acquired Joseph Webb and Sons.[3]

1968 Acquired Heyes and Co.[4]

1969 William Park and Co (Forgemaster) was merged with Dobson Hardwick, both of whom were substantial makers of roof props for underground mines; the new company Dobson Park Industries would be owned 50:50 by the 2 constituent companies[5]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. 1914 Whitakers Red Book
  2. The Times, February 26, 1962
  3. The Times, February 28, 1966
  4. The Times, March 19, 1968
  5. The Times, March 19, 1969