Archive centreWhitehaven
ReferenceYDB 98
TitleLakeland Fellmongers Limited
DescriptionReports and inspections, company processes and financial papers, environmental papers, factory/site plans, reports on decommissioning factory, wages books, goods inward/outward book, wool contracts order book, pelts orders notebooks, photographs.
Date1989-1998
Extent1 box
ContextLakeland Fellmongers Limited was incorporated on 21 April 1989 to take advantage of opportunities to market pickled sheep pelts in the UK and abroad for leather production. Wool was also produced as a natural by-product of the processing and also sold. The founders of the company were the Bradford Hide and Skin Company Ltd (to purchase English sheepskins) and McConomy and Company Ltd of Liverpool, traders in hides and skins (to sell the pickled sheepskins abroad). Each of these companies had a 50% stake in Lakeland Fellmongers and each supplied two of its directors. Suitable premises were found at Northside, Workington, previously used by Cumbria Sheepskins Ltd, a tanning company which had ceased operations in April 1989. Due to reduced demand, costs and competition from fellmongers and tanners abroad for English sheepskins, Lakeland Fellmongers made major redundancies in late 1995 and ceased production in September 1997. 17 staff were made redundant, and plant and machinery was sold off in late 1997-1998.
Catalogue levelFonds

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NA1485Workington; Lakeland Fellmongers Ltd; 1989-1997; processors of sheep pelts1989-1997
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