Records of Pasolds (Fabrics) Limited and its predecessors E. Dooley Limited, A. & R. Gilbert Limited, and Ladybird (Oldham) Limited; 1921-1997

Scope and Content

The records comprise:

Minute book of E. Dooley Ltd, 1932, A. & R. Gilbert Ltd, 1935-1964, and Ladybird (Oldham) Ltd, 1964-1974 (MS 814/3/1);

Minute book of Pasolds (Fabrics) Ltd, 1980-1987 (MS 814/3/2);

Register of members, Directors and shares of A. & R. Gilbert Ltd, 1935-1964, Ladybird (Oldham) Ltd, 1964-1978, and Pasolds (Fabrics) Ltd, 1978-1982. Includes annual returns for A. & R. Gilbert Ltd, 1937-1958 (MS 814/3/3);

Articles of Association of A. & R. Gilbert Ltd, 1935 and 1954; and certificates of incorporation of Ladybird (Oldham) Ltd, 1964, and Pasolds (Fabrics) Ltd, 1978 (MS 814/3/4/1-7);

Bundle of annual returns, directors' reports and accounts, and share certificates and papers, 1980-1997 (MS 814/3/5/1-16).

Administrative / Biographical History

The company of E. Dooley Limited was established in 1932. In 1935 it was taken over by one of its directors, A.B. Gilbert, forming the new company A. & R. Gilbert Limited. By 1942 the company was based at Langley near Slough, Buckinghamshire, and had become associated with Pasolds Limited. The company name was changed to Ladybird (Oldham) Limited in July 1964, and changed to Pasolds (Fabrics) Limited in 1978. The company was registered no. 306562 at Companies House. It ceased trading on 1 January 1986 and its assets and liabilities were transferred to Pasolds (Chilprufe) Limited. Pasolds (Fabrics) Limited was dissolved on 8 April 1997.


The records have been arranged according to record type.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is accessible to all registered readers with advance notice and agreement and subject to the conditions of the Data Protection Act.

Other Finding Aids

This description is the only finding aid available for the collection and copyright on the description belongs to The University of Nottingham.

Custodial History

The material was acquired in July 2007 from the ultimate parent company Coats plc, and is part of a larger series of records from Pasolds Limited and its subsidiary companies.