Scope and Content

Records relating to Queensferry Chemical Works, 1869-1947, including articles of association of Joseph Turner and Co., 1884; deeds, 1884-1886; plans and sections, [late 19th century]-[early 20th century]; copy correspondence, 1914-1923; and items relating to Midland Tar Distillers Ltd, 1933-1947.

Administrative / Biographical History

Joseph Turner and Co. Ltd started manufacturing chemicals at Queensferry Chemical Works, Queensferry, Flintshire, in about 1884. The company appears to have been bought by Midland Tar Distillers Ltd (later Midland-Yorkshire Tar Distillers) in 1933, and operated until 1947. In 1975, Midland-Yorkshire Tar Distillers was bought by Croda.


Arranged chronologically.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

Deposited by Midland Yorkshire Holdings, Oldbury, Warley, Worcestershire, per Mrs Turley, Synthetic Chemicals Ltd., Queensferry, 1975.


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Other Finding Aids

A hard copy of the catalogue is available at Flintshire Record Office.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply

Appraisal Information

All records have been retained


Accruals are not expected

Related Material

Flintshire Record Office D/LJ, D/HA and D/DM/1

Geographical Names