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 163,139 pages of information and 245,599 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.

Wade

From Graces Guide

Wade Works, near Northwich

May be the same as Wallerscote works (part of Brunner, Mond and Co, or ICI General Chemicals) which was constructed on a site across the river from Winnington Works in 1923 (on land purchased from Lord Barrymore 1912). Started up in 1926.[1]

Wallerscote's construction was delayed by the First World War.

It became one of the largest factories devoted to a single product (soda ash) in the world.

1948 ICI Alkali Ltd: Ethylene pipeline, Wade works to Witon (sic); a file concerned the Weaver Navigation.[2]

1980s Decreasing importance of the soda ash trade to ICI in favour of newer products such as paints and plastics, meant that in 1984 the Wallerscote site was closed, and thereafter mostly demolished.

The laboratory where polythene was discovered was sold off


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