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 163,355 pages of information and 245,904 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.

Frederick Greenwood and Sons

From Graces Guide

of Rochdale, Lancs and and Drighlington

1860 Company founded.

1917 Private company.

1961 Engineers and machinists, manufacturing springs and stampings. 150 employees. [1]

1978 Acquired by Ropner Holdings.[2]

Makers of Storad, electric storage heaters

1989 Acquired John Shaw Graphics which was integrated with another Ropner subsidiary, Meltog, and the business of Edwin Mills and Son, trading as Milldale; the planned expansion of Greenwoods would continue.[3]

1989 Quartzray became a wholly-owned subsidiary


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Sources of Information

  1. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE
  2. The Times, Oct 12, 1978
  3. 1988 Annual report for Ropner