Catalogue description Records of Fred Armitage Lodge and Sons Ltd., Woollen Manufacturers of Leeds.

This record is held by West Yorkshire Archive Service, Wakefield

Details of C487
Reference: C487
Title: Records of Fred Armitage Lodge and Sons Ltd., Woollen Manufacturers of Leeds.

Records of William Eyres and Sons


Accounts C487/1


Purchase Records C487/2 - 6


Operating Records C487/7 - 12


Personnel C487/13


Records of Fred Armitage Lodge and Sons Ltd.


Property C487/14


Accounts C487/15 -16


Purchase Records C487/17 -28


Operating Records C487/29 -73


Wool Control (Statistics), Bradford C487/68-72


Ministry of Fuel and Power C487/73


Stock Records C487/74 -76


Sales Records, General C487/77 -426


Piece number books C487/77 -95


Quality number books C487/96 -119


Pattern quotation books etc. C487/120 -138


Length books C487/139 -354


Day book copy sheets C487/355 -387


Length books, original copies C487/388 -393


Commission accounts C487/418 -423


Credit worthiness C487/424 -426


Sales Records, Home C487/427 -475


Delivery notice books C487/440 -463


Contract books C487/464 -471


Utility delivery books C487/472 -475


Sales Records, Foreign C487/476 -490


Invoices C487/482 -490


Correspondence C487/491 -565


Mill buildings C487/491 -498


Raw materials C487/499 -501


Production process C487/502 -513


Correspondence with spinners C487/502 -509


Sales (Home) C487/514 -543


Customer correspondence C487/521 -538


Agents C487/539 -542


Ministry of Supply C487/543


Sales (Foreign) C487/544 -565


Agents C487/549 -565


Personnel C487/566 -579


Printed Matter C487/580 -597


Cloth Samples etc. C487/598 -600


Miscellaneous C487/601 -614


Insurance C487/602 -604

Date: 1884-1969
Held by: West Yorkshire Archive Service, Wakefield, not available at The National Archives
Language: English

Fred Armitage Lodge and Sons Ltd, Leeds, woollen manufacturers

Physical description: 2 Sub Fonds
Access conditions:


Immediate source of acquisition:

Deposited in 1980 by A.J.A.Lodge Esq. Stonebridge Mills, Leeds.

  • Textile industry
Administrative / biographical background:

The land on which Winker Green Mills was to be built was bought by one Samuel Eyres in 1863. The Mill must have been built sometime between 1863 and 1891 as a deed in 1891 shows on the plan the actual layout of the mill buildings.


It was owned at this time by one Marshall Stables and William Heron Stables trading under the style of William Eyres & Son - woollen manufacturers, presumably to carry on the name of Samuel Eyres, Marshall Stables being one of the witnesses to his will in 1864.


Bennett's Business Directory lists William Eyres & Son of 5 Russell Street and Armley, Leeds as woollen manufacturers and woollen merchants of Park Place and Stanningley, Leeds in 1908.


Fred Armitage Lodge acquired Winker Green Mills on 2 May 1919, transferring it to the name of Fred A Lodge & Sons Limited on 9 May 1946 for the sum of eight thousand pounds.


Kelly's Directory of Leeds lists Fred Armitage Lodge & Sons as woollen manufacturers of Winker Green Mills, Stanningley Road, Armley in 1940.


Fred Armitage Lodge & Sons Limited consisted of Fred Armitage Lodge (the elder), James Percy Lodge, Fred Armitage Lodge (the younger), Norman Stead Lodge, John Edmund Lodge and Stanley Lodge in partnership.


The layout of the buildings of Stonebridge Mills are shown on a deed dated 1896, although it was not until 30 November 1931 that the Mills were acquired by Fred Armitage Lodge.


Like Winker Green Mills, Stonebridge Mills were transferred to the name of Fred A Lodge & Sons Limited on 9 May 1946 for five thousand eight hundred pounds, two thousand pounds less than the sum paid for Winker Green Mills. From this date Stonebridge Mills became the registered office of F.A.Lodge & Sons and it was here that all the accounts were raised.


Fred Armitage Lodge, the elder died on 24 April 1953 and the company finally came to an end in 1980.

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