Lightbown Aspinall

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Lightbown Aspinall is an English wallpaper manufacturing company founded in 1854 at Pendleton in Greater Manchester,[1] by Henry Lightbown (1819–99), who had worked for Potter and Company. By 1847, he was in business with his brother-in-law William Aspinall and Doctor Graham, a partner in Potter’s, as wallpaper merchants and block printers in Manchester. The company became part of the newly formed Wall Paper Manufacturers in 1899. The company moved to a new factory, the Hayfield Mills on Brookfield Avenue, Bredbury, in 1929, where they became one of the largest producers of cheap machine-printed wallpapers in 20th century Britain, producing Crown and Scene wallpapers and Crown Vinyl wall covering, and employing 450 people.[1]


  1. ^ a b Bredbury and Romiley Urban District : The Official Guide, 1971, Home Publishing (Northern), Carshalton, 92 pages