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Haley and Weller

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of Wilne Mills, Draycott, near Derby.

Manufacturer of Benwell fireworks.

Post WWII: rapid growth[1]

1959 Chairman and MD: Bernard Weller.

1963 Explosion destroyed many buildings at the firework factory[2]

1992 Chemring Group acquired Haley and Weller, their main competitor.

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Nov 03, 1959
  2. The Times Jun 05, 1963