Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Dowsett Holdings

From Graces Guide

Civil engineering contractors, prestressed and precast concrete manufacturers, shipbuilders and engineers.

c.1946 Dowsett-Mackay Organisation was incorporated as a public company - Dowsett Holdings[1]

1957 11th AGM. The main areas of the business that were growing were:

New products included windpower, concentration of heavy minerals, expanding uses of prestressed concrete, trawlers.

1962 Sold Dow-Mac (Products) to Norcros

1976 Concrete Ltd of Leeds acquired Dowsett Engineering Construction and subsequently Dowsett Piling and Foundations[2]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Dec 19, 1957
  2. The Times, Dec 16, 1976