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James North and Sons

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of Slack Mills, Market Street, Hyde, Cheshire.

of Godley Mills, Hyde, Cheshire.

1868 Established by James North.

1890 Partnership change. '... the Partnership which has for some time past been carried on between James North, Richard North, George North, and Liddell Peverley North, under the firm of James North and Sons, at the Hyde Leather Works, in Tower-street, Hyde, in the-county of Chester, in the trade or business of Chamois Leather Dressers, was this day dissolved, by mutual consent, so far as regards the said James North, he retiring from the Partnership...'[1]

1925 Partnership change. '... the Partnership heretofore subsisting between us, the undersigned, Richard North, George North and Liddell Peverley North, carrying on business as Manufacturers of Leather Goods, under the style or firm of JAMES NORTH & SONS, at Godley Mills, Hyde, in the county of Chester, has been dissolved by mutual consent so far as regards the said Richard North...'[2]

1925 Incorporated as a Private Limited Company. [3]

1937 Tanners, leather dressers and glove manufacturers. [4]

1960 Purchased Slack Mills, a former cotton mill. [5]

1961 Became a Public Limited Company. [6]

1962 Acquired John Whittle, footwear manufacturers.

1964 Acquired Penny Brothers and Winder yarn dyers and bleachers. [7]

1965 Acquired the Oldham Motor Co, Ford dealership. [8]

1969 Sold Oldham Motor Co to its management. [9]

1972 Acquired by Siebe. [10]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The London Gazette Publication date:25 April 1890 Issue:26045 Page:2418
  2. The London Gazette Publication date:22 May 1925 Issue:33049 Page:3490
  3. The Times, June 5, 1961
  4. 1937 The Aeroplane Directory of the Aviation and Allied Industries
  5. The Times, June 5, 1961
  6. The Times, June 5, 1961
  7. The Times, October 15, 1964
  8. The Times, July 29, 1965
  9. The Times, March 15, 1969
  10. The Times, March 24, 1972