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W. and R. K. Lee

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of Sowerby Bridge and Manchester

1937 John Crossley and Sons acquired a majority holding in W. and R. K. Lee[1]

1958 John Crossley-Carpet Trades Holdings Ltd purchased the rest of W. and R. K. Lee in order to be able to effect reorganisation[2]

1959 Name changed to John Crossley and Sons (Croslee Yarns)[3]


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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Feb 01, 1937
  2. The Times, Apr 25, 1958
  3. The Times, May 01, 1959