London Spinning Mills

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1864 to 1904


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Used Raw Materials

Jute, Cotton

|1864 |1904 |William Ritchie & Son |-

|1864 |1904 |Rope and Fiber Industries |-


"William Ritchie & Son, jutespinners, built a factory in Carpenters Road, Stratford, in 1864. By 1876 this was employing about 1,000, mainly women. It closed in 1904. The firm later turned to making jute sacks and bags, and cotton goods for industrial purposes, first in Carpenters Road and then at Caxton Street North, Canning Town. The Canning Town factory was bombed during the Second World War but was rebuilt after the war."