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May 1960. Fumite
February 1962.

Firework manufacturers, of High Post, Salisbury, Wilts.

Products included Wessex fireworks and Fumite, smoke pesticides and insecticides

1962 Acquired third factory, at Camborne.

1962 Acquired by Bryant and May[1].

1964 James Pain and Sons and Waeco, both members of the British Match Group were amalgamated as Pains-Wessex[2]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, 22 May 1962
  2. The Times, Aug 24, 1964