Down memory lane with Peter Tuffrey - The birth of Pilkingtons

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Many industrial developments took place in Doncaster during the first quarter of the 20th century.

None was perhaps more noteworthy than the St Helens-based Pilkington Bros establishing a plate glass works and housing estate at Kirk Sandall in the early 1920s.

The company was founded in 1826 as a partnership between members of the Pilkington and Greenall families, based in St Helens, Lancashire.


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