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1952

First jetliner passenger service started between London and Johannesburg.

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world war 2 fabrics

1939-45

War work – workers given special dispensation to work in the mill. Good quality blankets were essential to the war effort. John Horsfall also made ‘Fearnaught’ – heavy wool cloth that was fire proof and used to line ammunition boxes.

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1919

First nonstop transatlantic aeroplane flight (John Alcock and Arthur Whitten-Brown).

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1914

First passenger aeroplane service in USA – lasted four months (St Petersburg-Tampa Airboat Line).

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west vale mill

1905

Bought West Vale Mill and became John Horsfall & Sons Ltd.

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john horsfall company founders

1863

Company established 1863 by John Horsfall and James Clay in Luddenden Foot, Halifax.

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