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of Grange Mills, Grange Road, Bermondsey, London, SE1. (1922)
Ditto Address. Telephone: Bermondsey 3112 (5 lines). Cables: "Rossoc". (1929)
Ditto Address and Telephone. Cables: "Bentleys A.B.C. 5th and 6th Editions". (1947)
1760 Company established.
1920 Public company, Barrow, Hepburn and Gale, was incorporated to merge 2 companies - Samuel Barrow and Brother and Hepburn, Gale and Ross. Acquired Richard Hodgson and Sons Ltd, of Beverley, which had been supplying Barrows for many years
1922 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Manufacturers of Suit, Attaché and Music Cases; Gladstone, Brief, Cash Bags; Sports Bags; Satchels, Leggings, Fibre Trunks; Footballs. (Stands No. J.97 and J.137) 
1927 Patent - Improvements in handles for portable and other articles and other purposes. 
1929 British Industries Fair Advert as Manufacturers of all types of leather goods, bags and cases. Including: Dressing Cases, Travelling Requisites, Golf Bags, Dog Collars, Belts, Mats and Matting Straps, Footballs, Sports Bags, Belting, Leather and Web Military Equipment, Gaiters, Leggings, and Motor Helmets. (Leather Goods Section - Stand No. P.40)
Also Manufacturers of Fancy Leather Goods. (Stand No. P.83) 
1947 British Industries Fair Advert for "Pakawa" Travel Goods of Outstanding Merit. Also as Manufacturers of Trunks, Suitcases, Attaché, Collapsible Cases, Portable Wardrobe Cases, Document Cases, Masonic Cases, etc. School, Cricket, Golf, Tennis, Cash and Cycle Bags. Haversacks, Rucksacks and Holdalls. Straps, Industrial Gloves, Aprons, Covers, Tool Rolls, Motor Cycle Helmets. (Leather Goods Section - Earls Court, 1st Floor, Stands No. 636 and 637) 
1953 Patent - Improvements in or relating to polyvinyl chloride-coated laminated fabric conveyor belting. 
1960 Conveyor belting for the mining industry. (of Church Road, Mitcham) 
1961 Manufacturers of sole leather, upper leather, upholstery leather, tanning extracts-vegetable and synthetic, glue and gelatine, synthetic sizing materials, balata** and rubber transmission belting, rubber and plastic conveyor belting, hydraulic leathers, gin leather. 2,000 employees. 
Developed a successful chemicals division.
1970s Closed some tanneries
By 1974 The company was known as Barrow Hepburn Group