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James Woolley, Sons and Co

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October 1912.
May 1929.

Manufacturing, pharmaceutical and wholesale chemists, of Knowsley St, Cheetham, and Market Place, and Victoria Bridge St, Manchester (1909)[1].


James Woolley (1811 - 1858) was a chemist in Manchester, to whom Henry Davis Pochin was apprenticed, and eventually taken into partnership.


J. C. Arnfield and Sons was a wholly-owned subsidiary, later amalgamated with Woolley's to trade as Woolley and Arnfield[2].

1962 British Drug Houses acquired James Woolley Sons and Co, manufacturing and wholesale chemists, of Manchester, who had a high reputation amongst pharmacists and hospitals in Lancashire; had suffered from competition in drugs but would provide BDH with valuable footprint in Manchester area[3].

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Sources of Information

  1. Slater's Manchester, Salford & Suburban Directory, 1909
  2. The Times, 29 October 1962
  3. The Times, 28 May 1962