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Hannibal Becker and Co owned by Hannibal Leigh Becker.
1898 "The Works, which at one time were a flourishing industry at Middleton Junction, known for miles around as the 'Vitriol Works' owned by Messrs Hannibal Becker and Co, are at present in a crumbling condition and are occupied by a caretaker. On Monday evening, one of the outer walls, probably being undermined with the recent rains, gave way, and brought with it the roof, making a loud crash which could be heard for some distance. What a pity that a thriving business as this used to be has had to come an end."