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1933 'BANK DIRECTOR - Mr. A. Hacking’s Connection with Clayton-le-Moors Mr. Arthur Hacking, whose appointment to the Board of the District Bank was announced yesterday, is a member of a family which has been associated with Clayton-le-Moors since the 16th century. It was John Hacking, of Huncoat, who, in 1772, invented the first carding engine for cotton, and it was a James Hacking, of Clayton-le-Moors, who, about the year 1844, began to make soap, giving it the name of Dr. Lovelace’s, and founding the family fortunes. Mr. Arthur Hacking is the fourth of seven sons and a daughter, born to the late Mr. Joshua Hacking, J.P.. of Henfield House, Clayton-le-Moors. His eldest brother, Mr. James Hacking, J.P., head of the East Lancashire Soap Co., died about two months ago. Another brother, Mr. Douglas Hacking. has been M.P. for the Chorley Division since 1918, has been Parliamentary Secretary to the Department of Oversetts Trade, Vice-Chamberlain, and is at present Under Secretary for Home Affairs. Mr. Arthur Hacking is also director Bryant and May, Ltd., of Liverpool and London, and of the British Match Corporation.'
1936 Producing 'Love Flakes' for washing fabrics, at the East Lancashire Soap Co Ltd., Enfield Soap Works, Clayton-le-Moors