Industrial organisations (10 pages found in this category)

British Gas Traction Company

Incorporated on 13 July 1896 to operate gas-powered trams, which it worked initially on the Blackpool, St. Annes and Lytham tramway, the first such tramway in Britain.


Group of three companies set up by Glasgow doctor Alexander Shiels in 1904: Kosmoid Ltd, Kosmoid Locks Ltd, and Kosmoid Tubes Ltd.

Leigh silk industry

Leigh’s silk industry grew after 1827 in and around the area of the old parish when silk was woven on domestic hand looms and later in weaving sheds using silk yarn supplied from Macclesfield by agents from Manchester.

Magee Marshall & Company

Brewer which operated from the Crown Brewery in Bolton, Lancashire, England from 1888 until being taken over by Greenall Whitley in 1958.

Manchester Liners

Cargo and passenger shipping company founded in 1898, based in Manchester, England.

National Coal Board

Statutory corporation created to run the coal mining industry in the United Kingdom under the Coal Industry Nationalisation Act 1946.

North Western Gas Board

Former state-owned utility area gas board providing gas for light and heat to industries and homes in the north-west of England.

South Lancashire Tramways

System of electric trams authorised by the South Lancashire Tramways Act of 1900. The South Lancashire Tramways Company built more than 62 miles (100 km) of track to serve the towns in south Lancashire between St Helens, Swinton, Westhoughton and Hulton Lane where it met the Bolton Corporation system.

South Wheal Frances

Copper and tin mine to the south of Camborne in Cornwall, named after the mineral lord, Lady Frances Basset

Wallsuches Bleachworks

Bleachworks that takes its name from an area of Horwich in Greater Manchester, England. The area is notable for the bleachworks started by Thomas Ridgway.