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Stephen Walters and Sons

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of Sudbury Silk Mills, Sudbury, Suffolk. Telephone: Sudbury 22667. Cables: "Silkworm". London Office: 1 Devonshire Square, EC2

  • 1720s Company founded in Spitalfields, London, by Joseph Walters, a Huguenot artisan.
  • 1894 The company moved to Sudbury.
  • 1947 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Manufacturers of Silk Piece Goods, Facing Silk for Men's Evening Wear. Tie Materials, Club and Regimental Colours, Silk for Umbrellas, "Rayonella", "Spunella" Shirting and Pyjama Cloths. (Earls Court, Ground Floor, Stand No. 98) [1]
  • The company is now part of Walters Holdings, a specialised textiles group including Glemsford Silk Mills Ltd. It has its own website:[1] and has been weaving silk for nine generations.


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