The Weaver Refining Co Ltd - some sources

Indispensible scholarship -

'Historical Antiquities' by Sir Peter Leycester, 1673.

'Bailey's Northern Directory' by William Ashton, Warrington, 1781.

'An History of Birmingham' by William Hutton, 1783.

'A Description of the Country from Thirty to Forty Miles Round Manchester' by John Aikin, 1795.

'The History of the Parishes of Whiteford and Holywell' by Thomas Pennant, 1796.

'A Second Walk through Wales' by Richard Warner, 1798.

'Beauties of England & Wales or Delineations of Cheshire' by John Britton & Edward Brayley, 1801.

'General View of the Agriculture of Cheshire' by Henry Holland, 1808.

'Elements of Agricultural Chemistry' by Sir Humphrey Davy, 1813.

'History of Macclesfield' by John Corry, 1817.

'History of the County Palatine and the City of Chester' by George Ormerod, 1819.

'A History of the Ancient Town and Borough of Congleton' By Samuel Yates, 1820.

'The Philosophy of Manufactures: An exposition of the Scientific, Moral & Commercial Economy of the Factory System' by Andrew Ure, 1835.

'The History of Cotton Manufacture in Great Britain' by Edward Baines, 1835.

'Manchester, Political Social & Commercial History' by James Wheeler, 1836.

'Sailing Directions from Point Lynas to Liverpool' by H M Denham, 1840.

'The Breeds of the Domestic Animals of the British Islands' by Dr David Low, 1842.

'Memoires of the Life & Gospel Labours of Samuel Fothergill' by George Crosfield, 1843.

'Liverpool as it was during the Last Quarter of the 18th Century' by Richard Brook, 1853.

'On Liberty' by John Stuart Mill, 1859.

'A Guide through North Wales, including Anglesey, Caernarvonshire' by William Cathrall & Andrew Crombie Ramsay, 1860.

'Chemistry of Calico Printing, Dyeing and Bleaching' by Charles O'Neill, 1860.

'The Manufacture of Saltpetre' by Professor Joseph Leconte, 1862.

'The Silk Industry of the United Kingdom : its origin and development' by Sir Frank Warner, 1921.

'A Practical Treatise on Metallurgy' by Bruno Kerl, Sir William Crookes, Ernst Otto Röhrig, 1868.

'History of Blackburn' by Wm Alexander Abram, 1877.

'Report in Respect of the Inquiry as to Effluvium Nuisances Arising in Connexion with Various Manufacturing and Other Branches of Industry' by Edward Ballard, H M Stationery Office, 1882.

'Cheese & Cheese Making' by James Long and John Benson, 1896.

'Bone Products and Manures: An Account of the Most Recent Improvements in the Manufacture of Fat, Glue, Animal Charcoal, Size, Gelatine and Manures' by Thomas Lambert, 1901.

'Notes on the Sugar Industry of the United Kingdom' by John M Hutcheson, 1901.

'Picturesque Cheshire' by T A Coward, 1903.

'The Banks in the Clearing House' by William Howarth, 1905.

'Henry Bessemer, an autobiography' by Henry Bessemer, 1905.

'The Grocery Trade, its History & Romance' by Joseph Aubrey Rees, 1910.

'A History of The Salt Union' by Albert F Calvert, 1913.

'Salt in Cheshire' by Albert F Calvert, 1915.

'The Devonshire Club & Crockfords' by H T Waddy, 1919.

'The First Fifty Years of Brunner Mond & Co, 1873-1923' by John I Watts, 1923.

'The London Cheesemongers of the Eighteenth Century' by G E Fussell, 1928.

'Cheshire' by T A Coward, 1932.

'The Industrial Revolution in North Wales' by A H Dodd, 1933.

'The Wool Trade in English Medieval History' by Eileen Power, 1941.

'Navigation of the River Weaver in the 18th Century' by T S Willan, 1951.

'Lancashire Coal, Cheshire Salt & the Rise of Liverpool' by T C Barker, 1951.

'A Country Parish - Great Budworth in the County of Chester' by A W Boyd, 1951.

'A History of the Calico Printing Industry of Great Britain' by Geoffrey Turnbull, 1951.

'British Enterprise' by Alexander Howard & Ernest Newman, 1952.

'Four Centuries of Cheshire Farming Systems: 1500-1900' by George Edwin Fussell, 1954.

'The History of Unilever: a study in economic growth & social change' by Charles Wilson, 1954/68.

'A History of British Livestock to 1700' by Trow-Smith, 1957.

'Historical Atlas of Cheshire' by Dorothy Sylvester & Geoffrey Nulty, 1958.

'Gadlys & Flintshire Lead Mining in the 18th Century' by M Bevan Evans, 1960/1/2

'Punjabi Century' by Prakash Tandon, 1961.

'History of Macclesfield' by C Stella Davies, 1961.

'People & Industries' by William Chaloner, 1963.

'The Agricultural History of Cheshire 1750-1850' by Clarice Stella Spencer Davies, 1965.

'The Genesis of Modern Management' by Sidney Pollard, 1965.

'Enterprise in Soap & Chemicals' by A E Musson, 1965

'A History of the Modern British Chemical Industry' by D W F Hardie & James Davidson Pratt, 1966.

'The English Dairy Farmer, 1500-1900' by George Edwin Fussell, 1966.

'Four Centuries of Banking: The Northern Constituent Banks' by George Chandler, 1968.

'Astley, History of a Lancashire Township' by John Lunn, 1968.

'Science and Technology in the Industrial Revolution' by Albert Edward Musson & Eric Robinson, 1969.

'History of Congleton' by W B Stephens, Congleton History Society, 1970.

'ICI, a history, The Forerunners' by W J Reader, 1970.

'ICI, a history, The First Quarter Century' by W J Reader, 1975.

'Zinc - the science and technology of the metal, its alloys and compounds' by Champion Herbert Mathewson, American Zinc Institute, 1970.

'Beyond Punjab' by Prakash Tandon. 1971.

'Gentlemen Merchants: The Merchant Community in Leeds, 1700-1830' by R G Wilson, 1971.

'Capital Formation in the Industrial Revolution' by François Crouzet, 1972.

'A Hundred Years of Alkali in Cheshire' by W F L Dick, 1973.

'Mersey & Weaver Flats' by Edward W Paget-Tomlinson, 1973.

'The Lion & The Unicorn in Africa: the United Africa Company 1887-1931' by Sir Frederick Pedlar, 1974.

'Kingsley - the Story of a Cheshire Village' by W A Gibson & A W Waterworth, 1975.

'The Devil's Device: the story of Robert Whitehead, inventor of the torpedo' by Edwyn Gray, 1975.

'A History of Sir John Dean's Grammar School, Northwich 1557-1908' by Majorie Cox, 1975.

'Coming Clean' by Andrew Knox, 1976.

'Unilever Overseas: the Anatomy of a Multinational' by David Fieldhouse, 1978.

'Development of Dairy Farming on the North Staffordshire Plain in the 17th Century' by P R Edwards, 1978.

'Cheshire, 1660-1780: Restoration to Industrial Revolution' by Howard Hodson, 1978.

'Geographical Change & The Industrial Revolution' by John Langton, 1979.

'A History of the County of Chester: History of the Religious Houses' by C R Elrington, B E Harris, 1980.

'Godric' by Frederick Buechner, 1980.

'The Industrial Archaeology of North-West England' by Owen Ashmore, 1982.

'The First Industrial Nation, an Economic History of Britain' by Peter Mathias, 1983.

'The Duttons of Dutton' by G H Buchan, 1984.

'Railways & Waterways to Warrington' by Peter A Norton, 1984.

'Vivian & Sons, 1809-1924: A Study of the Firm in the Copper and Related Industries' by Robert R Toomey, Garland, 1985. 

'The Genesis of Industrial Capital' by Pat Hudson, 1986.

'The Greenfield Valley' by K Davies & C J Williams, 1986.

'Manufacturing Industries of the Greenfield Valley - 1750 to 1900' by Kenneth Davies, 1986.

'The Lowwood Gunpowder Works' by Glenys Crocker, 1988.

'Norton Priory: the Archaeology of a Medieval Religious House' by J Patrick Greene, 1989.

'Prelude to Peterloo, Warrington Radicalism 1775-1819' by Ian Sellers, 1989.

'Japan and the North East of England: From 1862 to the Present Day' by Marie Conte-Helm, 1989.

'Industry & Innovation, Selected Essays' by W H Chaloner, D A Farnie, W O Henderson, 1990.

‘Scale & Scope, the Dynamics of Industrial Capitalism’ by Alfred D Chandler, 1990.

'The Agrarian History of England and Wales, 1348-1500' By Edward Miller, 1991.

'Feeding the Victorian City: the Food Supply of Manchester, 1770-1870' by Roger Scola, 1992.

'The Origins of Cheshire' by N J Higham, 1993.

'Transactions of the Historic Society of Lancashire & Cheshire: The Vale Royal Company & its Rivals' by P W King, 1993.

'The Rise & Fall of Parkgate, Passenger Port for Ireland 1686-1815' by Geoffrey W Place, 1994.

'A Merseyside Town in the Industrial Revolution: St. Helens, 1750-1900' by Theodore Cardwell Barker & John Raymond Harris, 1994.

'The Tramways & Railways of Holywell' by J R Thomas, 1995.

'W J Yarwood & Sons Ltd, Shipbuilders of Northwich', 1996.

'History of Pedlars in Europe' by Laurence Fontaine, 1996.

'The Canal Dukes Collieries Worsley 1760-1900' by Glen Atkinson, 1998.

'Cheshire Cheese & Farming in the North West in the 17th & 18th Centuries' by Charles F Foster, 1998.

'2000 Years of Zinc and Brass' by Paul T Craddock, 1998.

'The Goldney Family: A Bristol Merchant Dynasty' by P K Stembridge, 1998.

'Oh Zenobia' by Frank Martin, 1999.

'Chemistry, Society & Environment - New History of the British Chemical Industry' by C A Russell, 2000.

'The River Weaver, Cheshire's Artery for Salt & Ship Building' by Tony Hirst, 2000.

'Acton Bridge: Snapshots in Time' by Veronica Oliver & Judith Pardoe, 2000.

'The Men Who Built Britain: A History of the Irish Navvy' by Ultan Cowley 2001.

'Constitutional History of the United Kingdom' by Ann Lyon, 2002.

'The Industrial Revolution and the Atlantic economy: selected essays' by Brinley Thomas, 2003.

'Driven by the Dane, Nine Centuries of Water Power in South Cheshire' by Tony Bonson, 2003.

'Two Halls of Tyldesley and their histories' by C S Smith,  2003.

'Shropshire Wrought Iron Industry 1600-1900 - A Study of technological Change' by Richard Hayman, 2003.

'Capital & Innovation, how Britain became the first industrial nation' by Charles F Foster, 2004.

'Owners, Occupiers & Others, 17th Century Northwich' by Tony Bostock, 2004.

'Renewing Unilever: Transformation & Tradition' by Geoffrey Jones, 2005.

'To the Best of Our Skill & Knowledge: a Short of History of the Cheshire Constabulary 1857-1957' by R W James, 2005.

'The English Wool Trade in the Middle Ages' by T H Lloyd, 2005.

'A Georgian Gent & Co - the Life & Times of Charles Roe' by Dorothy Bentley Smith, 2005.

'The Old Chester Canal - A History and Guide' by Gordon Emery, 2005.

'A History of British Livestock Husbandry, 1700-1900' by Robert Trow-Smith, 2005.

'A Brief History of Brabyns Park, The Iron Bridge & the People Involved in its Construction' by Mark Whittaker & Peter Clarke, 2006.

'Hoyle Mill, Thurlstone' by Shaun Richardson & Ed Dennison, 2006.

'The English Wool Market: c1230-1327' by Adrian Bell, Chris Brooks & Paul Dryburgh, 2007.

'The Industrial Revolutionaries' by Gavin Weightman, 2007.

'The Gelatine Handbook - Theory & Industrial Practice' by R Schrieber & H Gareis, 2007.

'Old Maps of Northwich' by Colin Edmondson, 2007.

'International business and National War Interests: Unilever between Reich and Empire' by Ben Wubs, 2008.

'The Milwr Tunnel: Bagillt to Loggerheads' by Cris Ebbs, 2008.

'Copperopolis: Landscapes of the Early Industrial Period in Swansea' by Stephen Hughes, 2008.

'Shadowers Crossing' by Chris Kirwan, 2008.

'Meat, Modernity & the Rise of the Slaughterhouse' by Paula Young Lee, 2008.

'The Zinc Industry' by Ernest Alfred Smith, 2008.

'Salt & the Chemical Revolution' by George Twigg, 2008.

'The Mersey Salt & Brine Company' by Colin Edmondson, 2008.

'A Pocket History of the Weaver Navigation' by Colin Edmondson, 2008.

'Barclays: the business of banking, 1690-1996' by Margaret Ackrill & Leslie Hannah, 2008.

'Times Past - Kingsley, Acton Bridge, Crowton, Norley Revisited by Tom Wright & R M  Bevan, 2009.

'Barnton, through changing scenes of life' by Geoff H Buchan, 2009.

'The Untold History of the Potato' by John Reader 2009.

'The Origins of Winsford: from Riverside Hamlet to Urban Centre' by Tony Bostock, 2010.

'The Fabric of Society and how it creates wealth - wealth distribution and wealth creation in Europe 1000—1800' by Charles F Foster and Eric L Jones, 2013.

'A Bobby's Job: history of policing in Cheshire' by Will Brown, 2014.

'Shipyards of the Upper Mersey' by Robert Ratcliffe, 2015.

'A Cheesemonger's History of The British Isles' by Ned Palmer, 2019.

Stuart Mousdale - Industrial Archaeologist.

Colin Edmondson - extensive research over many years and many places!

And David Hindley - Genealogist of Northwich.


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