Sunday, August 26, 2012

Drayton Paper Works

The Drayton Paper Works opened in Sullivan Road Fulham near what is now South Park in 1910, occupying a 3-acre site on former market-garden land and was one of the area's main employers until the mid 1980s.

Founded in 1856 and trading as G.W.Dray and Sons, the Company soon built a reputation for manufacturing toilet paper in a "curled" or rolled form rather than the single sheets as was the norm at that time.

It also produced a range of papers, printed items, paper carrier bags, and high-quality envelopes.

The company closed its doors for the last time in 1986 and since then the buildings have been demolished.

by Paul Green

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