S. J. Moreland and Sons

S. J. Moreland and Sons was a family company, founded in 1867 and wound up in 1976. It manufactured "England's Glory" matches.

The former Moreland's match factory

History Edit

Samuel J. Moreland, son of a sawyer from Stroud, Gloucestershire was born in 1828. In 1867, he moved to Gloucester, and opened the Moreland Trade Factory (which still stands today, on Bristol Road) to manufacture those matches.[1][2]

In 2010, there was a campaign to relight the celebrated "England's Glory" sign (unlit since the 1970s) on the factory, some residents even offering to pay.[3]

The electoral ward of Moreland, Gloucester is named after the factory.[4]

References Edit

  1. ^ "S. J. Moreland and Sons". Grace's Guide. Retrieved 18 August 2020.
  2. ^ "Places to explore when visiting Gloucester". Cotswold Life. Retrieved 18 August 2020.
  3. ^ Roberts, Dree (8 July 2010). "Campaign to relight Gloucester Match Factory Sign". BBC News. BBC. Retrieved 18 August 2020.
  4. ^ "Townscape Character Assessment: Gloucester 48 4. Wards and Character Areas" (PDF). Gloucester Council. p. 231. Retrieved 18 August 2020.

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