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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.

Woodward, Grosvenor and Co

From Graces Guide

of Stour Vale Mills and Worcester Cross, Kidderminster (1914)

1864 Established by H. T. Woodward (formerly of H. Woodward and Sons, Carpet Manufacturers) and G. W. Grosvenor.

1874 Partnership change. '...the Partnership which has for some time past been carried on by Henry Toye Woodward, George William Grosvenor, and William Jessie Bannister, under the firm of Woodward, Grosvenor, and Company, in the trade or business of Carpet Manufacturers, at Kidderminster, in the county of Worcester, was this day dissolved by mutual consent, so far as respects the said William Jessie Bannister; and which said business will in future be carried on by the said Henry Toye Woodward and George William Grosvenor, under the firm of Woodward, Grosvenor, and Company....'[1]

1890 Incorporated as a Limited Company

1899 Exhibited Wilton and Royal Axminster carpets at the Industrial Exhibition at the Crystal Palace[2]

1900 The company was registered on 30 March, to take over the business of carpet manufacturers of a private company of the same name. [3]

1914 Specialist in Axminster, Wilton, and Brussels Carpets; had recently taken out special patents for Royal Axminster and Bussorah Carpets.

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Sources of Information

  1. The London Gazette Publication date:7 August 1874 Issue:24120 Page:3885
  2. the Times May 31, 1899
  3. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908