Records of Pasolds Limited, with some records of Fleming Reid and Company, and Coats Patons (Retail) Limited; 1939-1999

Scope and Content

The records comprise:

Minute book of Pasolds Ltd, 1939-1970 (MS 814/1/1). This volume is badly damaged and unfit for production.

Minute book of Pasolds Ltd, 1970-1994 (MS 814/1/2);

Register of Directors of Fleming Reid and Company Ltd, 1949-1968, Coats Patons (Retail) Ltd, 1968-1982, and Pasolds Limited, 1982-1991 (MS 814/1/3);

Register of Directors and Secretaries of Pasolds Limited and their shareholdings, 1954-1980 (MS 814/1/4);

Bundle of company returns, directors' reports and accounts, and share papers, 1988-1999 (MS 814/1/5/1-28); and file of copy deeds, planning consents and correspondence relating to land at 11/49 Station Road, Langley, Buckinghamshire, 1964-1980, with schedule of deeds and documents dated 1837-1968, and unrelated correspondence and share transfer papers relating to Pasolds' purchase of shares in Belgrave Mills (Holdings) Ltd, Oldham, in 1964 (MS 814/1/5/29).

Administrative / Biographical History

Pasolds Limited was established in 1939 out of an existing family business established by E.W. Pasold at Langley, Buckinghamshire. The company was registered no. 4139 at Companies House. In 1965 Pasolds was taken over by Coats Paton & Baldwin (later Coats Viyella, and Coats plc). Between the 1930s and 1980s Pasolds Limited acquired a number of existing clothing manufacturing companies and operated them as subsidiaries.

Fleming Reid and Company were worsted spinners and hosiery manufacturers based in Greenock, Scotland. They owned hundreds of branches of Scotch Wool and Hosiery Stores. The firm was taken over by Coats Viyella plc in 1968 and re-named Coats Patons (Retail) Ltd. The Register of Directors for Coats Patons (Retail) Ltd was subsequently used by Pasolds Limited, which was also a subsidiary of Coats Viyella.


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. The first minute book (MS 814/1/1) cannot be produced because of damage.

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.