Weldon & Wilkinson Ltd
Weldon & Wilkinson Ltd was a
dyeingand finishing business including hosierylocated in New Basford, Nottingham. It was founded by Ernest J. Weldon( 1857- 1899), brother of Walter Weldonwho developed the Weldon process.
Weldon & Wilkinson was incorporated on
21 October 1897, closed in April 1982.
The company was known latterly as Weldons. The original factory was in Rawson Street, Nottingham. A second factory at Scotholme, off Gauntley Street, opened before
World War Two.
The factory was requisitioned during World War Two, and had wood block floors installed for production of armaments. Hosiery production ceased in the mid 1970s. At its peak in the late 1970s the company employed 800 employees.
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