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01-31-2008, 11:34 PM
Does anyone know anything about the Edmondson's sweet factory, possibly in Wavertree or Toxteth circa 1900. My nan lost an arm in one of their machines and got £10 compensation. Would like to find out more. Thanks
11-22-2008, 11:19 PM
Edmondson's was in Wavertree. My two Great Aunts worked there before, during and after WW2. Sometime around or after they retired in the 1960s the firm was bought out by Barker & Dobsons.
01-28-2011, 09:58 AM
Yes. I think that the factory was started by my great-uncle Jonathan Edmondson, born in Barrowford near Colne in 1852. Also working with him were my grandfather Robert Simpson, and an uncle Richard Solomon. I think that there were two factories, one "Purity Brand Works" in Fox Street, and one "Toxteth Confectionary Works" in Wavertree. I would love to know more about its early days. Family hear-say is that the "Trebor" name was my grandfather's name spelt backwards.
01-28-2011, 10:30 AM
Not much on this so far and this may be wide of the mark...
01-28-2011, 10:39 AM
There's a letter showing the factory on Ebay (auction ended, item unsold):
Jonathan Edmondson & Co Purity Brand Confectionery Works Colville Street Wavertree
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