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 162,869 pages of information and 245,382 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.

Winnington Works

From Graces Guide

of Northwich, Cheshire. Part of Brunner, Mond and Co, later ICI Alkali Division

1873 Built by Brunner, Mond & Co. Ltd. make soda ash and its various by-products.

1874 Produced their first soda ash from the new ammonia soda process, for the cotton industry.

1886 Coke ovens installed at Winnington to make ammonia for their soda plant.

1926 Became part of ICI in the Alkali Division.

1933 The laboratories on this site were where polythene was discovered by accident during experiments into high pressure reactions

1991 The Winnington Works were divested to the newly formed company, Brunner Mond.

It was again sold in 2006, to Tata and in 2011 was re-branded as Tata Chemicals Europe.

2014 The Winnington plant closed in February 2014

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