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T. and W. Lees

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of Brooks Street, Higher Hillgate, Stockport.

Manufacturers of felt hats.

1870 Established by Thomas Lees.

1899 Incorporated as a Limited Company.

1966 Merged with four other hat manufacturers to form Associated British Hat Manufacturers. [1]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. Denton and the Archaeology of the Felt Hatting Industry by Michael Nevell, Brian Grimsditch and Ivan Hradil ISBN 1 871324 36 X