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318 Person/Organisation results for United Kingdom

Joseph Rank Ltd

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  • 1875-1962

Joseph Rank began working at a small windmill in Hull in 1875. In 1885 he built his first roller mill, Alexandra Mill, and in 1891 the much larger Clarence Mill. In 1899 the company was incorporated as Joseph Rank Ltd. Many other milling companies were purchased, and new mills constructed in ports around the country.

On Joseph Rank's death in 1945 his son James became chairman, followed by his brother J Arthur Rank in 1952. In 1962 the company acquired Hovis-McDougall, becoming Ranks Hovis McDougall Limited.

C J Hudson Ltd

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Merged with Hookers of Chatham in 1950.

W Hooker and Son, millers

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Merged with C J Hudson of Ramsgate in 1950 and with E Marriage and Sons in 1959.

Samuel Fitton and Sons Ltd

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Samuel Fitton and Sons milled at Union Mill, Macclesfield. In 1887 they began milling 'Smiths patent germ flour', which was renamed 'Hovis' in 1890, leading to the development of the Hovis company which was incorportated in 1898.

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