subfonds RAC/Rom - A. Romary and Company Ltd

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A. Romary and Company Ltd


  • July 1884-1980 (Creation)

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Originally formed in 1926 but went into voluntary liquidation and re-formed in 1935. Incorporated on 1 April 1935 as a subsidiary of British Biscuits (itself a wholly owned subsidiary of Rowntree and Co.). In 1944 British Biscuits' shares in Romary and Co. were transferred to Rowntree and Co. Rowntree became sole owner in 1955. [Also Tunbridge Wells Trading and Manufacturing Trust Co. Ltd, a non-trading subsidiary of Romary and Co., wound up 1965].

In 1957 Rowntree's stopped making Tunbridge Wells Wafers locally. In 1963 production restarted at Rowntree’s factory in Glasgow and continued until 1981.

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See also: correspondence relating to directors and shares, 1962 - 1968, R/DH/SC/43; correspondence relating to directors, pensions, Royal Warrants, 1947 - 70, R/DH/SR/81; papers relating to Excess Profit Tax, Income Tax, audit fees, wear and tear depreciation at Romary and Co. and other companies, 1939 - 45, R/AC/A/4; profit, sales and other statistics, 1932 - 57, R/AC/H/11

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