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.

Great Universal Stores

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of Devonshire Street, Manchester.

1917 Incorporated as a Limited Company

1952 Acquired a large interest in Lotus (Shoemakers) and later a further holding was bought by the Wolfson Foundation[1]

1963 Acquired S. Miller (Manchester), owner of the Chorlton Warehouses mail order business.[2]

1972 the holding in Lotus was sold

1972 Acquired A. and S. Henry and Co.


See Also

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Feb 03, 1970
  2. The Times, May 21, 1963