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Wallpaper and paint manufacturer, of Darwen, Lancashire; production at Darwen and Kingston-upon-Hull.
1777 The earliest company in the group was founded
Involved the Greenway and Potter families at an early date
Early 1900s Wall Paper Manufacturers (WPM) began making paint
1915 the Walpamur Co was established to handle WPM's paint business
1965 WPM was acquired by Albert E. Reed and Co
c.1966 Reeds changed the name of all of its paint brands to Crown Paints
1990 Nobel Industries Sweden bought Crown Berger from Williams