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Edward and James Richardson

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July 1903. Elswick belts.
November 1903.
November 1903.

Around the start of the 19th century the business was established by the Richardsons.

1863 Opened a purpose built tannery at Low Elswick covering three acres and employing 180 persons

1969 Taken over by Barrow, Hepburn and Gale

1971 Site closed

See Also


Sources of Information

  • Lost Industries of the Tyne by Alan Morgan, Ken Smith and Tom Yellowley. Published 2013. ISBN 978 1 85795 216 2