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J Compton, Sons & Webb ltd
Glove Manufacturers of Alexandra Road
J Compton, Sons & Webb were a mid-20th century company of glove manufacturers. They were based in Alexandra Road in premises earlier occupied by Edwin Robbins Ltd.
The company was first listed in Foord's Directory of 1964 and this was followed by listings in the Kelly's Directory editions of 1968, 1972 and 1974.
In 1972 the company were recorded as having 59 staff but closed shortly thereafter.
Nothing further is known at this time. Please contact me (see below) if you have any further information on this company.
A photograph probably dating to the 1940s of the Compton-Webb premises at Alexandra Road. The tall chimney survives but the glove factory has been partially demolished and is now shortened as shown below.
The Compton-Webb glove factory in Alexandra Road. Photographed in 2013.