Catalogue description WILLIAM HANSON AND COMPANY LTD., COTTON SPINNERS

This record is held by West Yorkshire Archive Service, Calderdale

Details of MISC189
Reference: MISC189
Title: WILLIAM HANSON AND COMPANY LTD., COTTON SPINNERS
Date: 1867-1962
Held by: West Yorkshire Archive Service, Calderdale, not available at The National Archives
Language: English
Creator:

William Hanson and Company Ltd, Halifax, cotton spinners

Physical description: 5 boxes/0.1 cubic metres
Access conditions:

Open

Immediate source of acquisition:

Deposited : Mrs W Horsley, Halifax

 

Accessioned : 1975 Jun 16

Administrative / biographical background:

The firm had Jumples, Haley, Beech Hill, Box Trees Mills and also Victoria Mills, Brighouse. It was an extensive business, employing some 500 people, with 80,000 doubling and spinning spindles. They also had significant foreign trade. Their telegraphic address at one time was simply "Cotton, Halifax"! In the late 1960s, the business was taken over by John Atkinson and Sons of Sowerby Bridge. In November 1971, the mill - and its 120 ft tall chimney - was demolished to make way for redevelopment

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