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JB Walker & Co Ltd, lace manufacturers, Nottingham

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Alternative name(s):
  • JB Walker (Formerly known as)
  • JB Walker & Co (Formerly known as)
Date: 1800-2000
  • Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Functions, occupations and activities: Textiles > Lace
Name authority reference: GB/NNAF/C103215 (Former ISAAR ref: GB/NNAF/B4074 )
  Description Held by Reference Further information
1896-1985: minutes, accounts and corresp
Nottingham University Library, Department of Manuscripts and Special Collections
See Annual Return 2007

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In 1953 JB Walker & Co Ltd bought the Nottingham lace dyeing firm, Basford Dyers Ltd, in consortium with four other companies. In 1966 the four companies amalgamated to create Basford Dyers (Holdings) Ltd, each of the companies becoming subsidiaries of the holding company. The name of the holding company was changed to Basford Textile Group Ltd in 1969, and The Basford Group Ltd in 1990.
During World War II, JB Walker & Co Ltd, along with other Nottingham and Scottish manufacturers, was amalgamated into British Lace Furnishings Ltd with director John A Walker as the Nottingham Controller. Members' plants were returned to their owners when British Lace Furnishings Ltd was closed down in 1948.
John A Walker started working for the family business JB Walker & Co Ltd in 1927 and later became director