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Once one of the world’s greatest hat makers and famous for their top hats. Blankets are still made in the UK (for example by Hainsworth) but Early’s, the last blanket making company in Witney, closed down in 2002 (Witney Mill).
Henry Heath’s was acquired by Christys’ in the 1950s. According to the Witney Blanket Story after the Early’s closed in Witney, the weaving machinery and the Early name was acquired by Quiltex, an American company, and transferred to their Derbyshire factory.
Cigarette maker JTI Gallaher (now Japanese owned) is to shut its factory in County Antrim by around 2016. Old Holborn is a brand of hand rolling tobacco produced by Richard Lloyd & Sons (a subsidiary of Gallaher Group which itself is a subsidiary of Japan Tobacco). This Morfed (South Wales) Limited British Army Tin Opener was made in Great Britain in 1974.
Cigarette companies have been quietly shutting down other factories in the UK, for example Gallaher shut its Oldham factory in around 2000, its Belfast plant in 1988 and its Port Talbot cigar factory in Wales in 1994. Sadly Morfed (South Wales) Ltd ceased trading around 1980.
Anglepoise now only make the Giant 1227 lamp in the UK. Sadly, the last blanket mill in Witney has now closed.
All their other lights are made in China under license. Witney Blankets were not made by a single company or business but by lots of separate individuals and firms over the years.
————————- Hoover (vacuum cleaners) is another company who have closed all their UK factories.I am pretty sure they will not get this kind of longevity from their Chinese made products. HP still use an image of the House of Commons on their bottles, which of course they should not.————————- The last two cigarette factories in UK are to close.Imperial closed its cigar factory in Bristol in 2010. The company made spectacle joints & metal buttons & buckles & industrial pressings.