Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

James Wrigley and Sons

From Graces Guide

of Bridge Hall Mills, Bury.

Paper maker.

1810 Established by James Wrigley.

1842 Partnership dissolved between James Wrigley the elder and Thomas Wrigley, as James Wrigley and Son. Business to be carried on by Thomas Wrigley and James Wrigley Jr. [1]

1915 A new concrete roof collapsed at the Bridge Hall Mills killing eight workers, a ninth victim died later from his injuries. The accident was the result of faults in the design and construction of the roof.[2]

1924 The company was liquidated.[3]

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