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Harold Wesley

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of 81/85 Worship Street, London, EC2. (1922)

of Harley Mills, Acton Lane, Harlesden, London, NW10. Telephone: Elgar 6801. Cables: "Wripadium, London". (1947)

1900s Harold Wesley began making envelopes in Finsbury.

1925 He moved to an 11 acre site in Acton Lane, on the Willesden boundary. Part of the land was used for company housing, built by a subsidiary company called Wesley Estates.

The factory made stationery and plastic articles, with 1,000 employees at its peak, but later only about 150.

1922 Listed Exhibitor. Manufacturer of Envelopes of all descriptions, Writing Pads, Compendiums, Boxed and Packed Notepapers, Memorandum and Exercise Books, Account Books, Postcards, Penny Stationery. (Stand No. L.52) [1]

1947 British Industries Fair Advert for 'Harley' Bond - the 'write' Stationery. Manufacturers of envelopes, Paper Serviettes, Toilet Rolls, Table Stationery, Personal Stationery, Exercise and Memo Books, Crepe Paper. (Stationery and Printing Section) [2]

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  • [1] British History Online