epw017657 ENGLAND (1927).  Empire Paper Mills and Ingress Abbey Wharf, Greenhithe, 1927


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    Title [EPW017657] Empire Paper Mills and Ingress Abbey Wharf, Greenhithe, 1927
    Reference EPW017657
    Date April 1927
    Place name GREENHITHE
    Parish SWANSCOMBE AND GREENHITHE
    District
    Region
    Country ENGLAND
    Easting / Northing 559388,  175474
    Longitude / Latitude 0.29434830296838,  51.455288511482
    National Grid Reference TQ594755
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    User Comment Contributions

    Wall Paper Manufacturers Ltd started making paper here on 26 Dec 1908 with labour from their Lancashire mills.

    In 1922 it was taken over by Associated Press under the name Empire Paper Mills, Ltd.

    By 1923 there were six machines one 142 ins., one 138 ins., three 90 ins., and one 56 ins.. Still manufacturing newsprint and other grades - Esparto, Supercalendered and M.F. Printings, Lithos, Imitation Arts Pastings, Coatings, Body Papers, M.G. Litho. and Fine News, Poster Papers, Antique Book Papers.

    Later sold to A.E. Reed which became Reed Paper & Board. when the products were much more varied.

    Also called Ingress Abbey Mill.

    By 1975 down to 2 machines mill shut in 1992.



    Source for some data http://kentrail.org.uk/empire_paper_mills.htm

    Chris
    Monday 1st of August 2016 10:15:35 AM