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of Woodley, Near Stockport
of Bredbury Steel Works, Woodley near Stockport.
of Stockport and Wolverhampton (1966)
1850 The James Mills company was founded.
1880 the company was run by the Executors of James Mills - see James Mills
1900 Private company.
1935 See James Mills:1935 Review
1937 Steel manufacturers and engineers. 
1937 Steel manufacturers and engineers. "Mills" Freecutting Carbon and Casehardening Steels.
1940 Ledloy (see advert)
1947 James Mills' Ledloy.
1961 Light machinists, steel rollers and manufacturers of bright steel and hot pressings. 2,100 employees. 
1966 Part of GKN Rolled and Bright Steel
1967 One of the larger steel companies not subject to nationalisation