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Hickson, Lloyd and King

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of 109 Piccadilly, Manchester.

Wholesale warehousemen, merchants and manufacturers.

1666 Established by Thomas Townend as a fustian-cutting business. Later traded as Townend and Hickson and then Charles Hickson and Co.[1]

1856 Name changed to Hickson, Lloyd and King.[1]

1928 Incorporated as a Public Limited Company.[1]

1935 Acquired George Peak and Co.[2]

1937 Acquired Richardson, Tee, Rycroft and Co.[3]

1960 Acquired by Rylands and Sons.[4]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 The Times, June 24, 1928
  2. The Times, February 2, 1935
  3. The Times, October 14, 1937
  4. The Times, April 12, 1960