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.

William Hill and Co

From Graces Guide

Sewing Silk Manufacturers, of Wellington Mills, Leek, Staffs.

1861 Business established by Silas Gibson, junior.

1890 Taken over by William Hill (d. 1906), previously Manager for thirty years.

1914 Principal: Benjamin Hill (since 1904).


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