Bullivant & Co, Millwall London, supplier of Taikoo Sugar Refinery’s aerial ropeway cables – additional information
Robin Selby has been researching Bullivant’s, the UK supplier of the cable used in the construction of the Taikoo Sugar’s aerial ropeway (1891-1932)…
“I’m not aware of a site in Stroud as mentioned in your article, Bullivant & Co, Millwall London, supplier of Taikoo Sugar Refinery’s aerial ropeway cables, [linked below].
In 1912 Bullivant’s set up a satellite factory in Leighton Buzzard, which was managed by my great-uncle, Tom Selby. Tom Selby was mate of the Cutty Sark and went on to work for the Indo-China Steamship Company. He then joined Bullivant’s. After the Leighton Buzzard site was closed he went out to Australia to set up a factory for Bullivant’s.
The Millwall site was managed first by my great-grandfather James Selby, and then by his son George Selby. A third brother, Chris Selby went to Vancouver to set up a Canadian factory.”
Related Indhhk articles:
- Thomas Selby – Cutty Sark, Indo-China Steam Navigation Company and Bullivants
- Bullivant & Co, Millwall London, supplier of Taikoo Sugar Refinery’s aerial ropeway cables
- The Aerial Ropeway (1891-1932) and Sanitarium (1893-1932) of the Taikoo Sugar Refinery
- Taikoo Sugar Refinery, Aerial Ropeway – further image
- The Taikoo Sugar Refinery
- Taikoo Sugar Refinery during WW2 (HK Sugar Refinery)