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East Lancashire Chemical Co

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of Edge Lane, Fairfield, Droylsden, Manchester.

c.1818 Established by Barratt Sellars, who traded in his own name at Bank Top, off London Road, Manchester.

A few years later, when the business had considerably expanded and the fumes from the acids, etc, became a nuisance in the neighbourhood, Sellars was compelled to move the works.

His son, John Sellars, established a works at Fairfield at a later date, and traded as The East Lancashire Chemical Co., which name has been used by the family for three generations.

1882 The company's manure works were at Sutton[1]

1914 Principal: B. Carrington Sellars, great-grandson of the founder.

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Sources of Information

  1. Liverpool Mercury 30 March 1882