Netherwood, Dalton and Co., Limited

Netherwood, Dalton & Co. Ltd. were a printing, publishing and stationery company of Huddersfield.


The firm was likely established by James Arthur Netherwood (c.1867-1930).[1] The 1911 Census noted that his son Harry Stoney Netherwood (1894-1957) was an apprentice in his father's business.

The 1909 Jubb's Directory lists the firm at Chapel Hill.

James Arthur Netherwood retired in the mid-1920s. The firm remained in the family with Harry Stoney's sons John, Richard and Jim, eventually taking over.[2]

It became a limited company on 28 January 1924.

The 1937 Directory listed the firm as being based at Caxton Works, Bradley Mills Road, with a presence in the town centre in the King's Head Arcade off Cloth Hall Street.

The firm suffered a blaze in December 1950 when three stacks of paper caught fire. However, the printing work's sprinkler system kept the fire from spreading until the local fire brigade arrived.[3]

The firm was sold in April 1988.[4]


The firms publications included the following books linked to local history:

Notes and References

  1. Son of William Fieldhouse Netherwood. He married Edith Armitage in 1893. Died 7 January 1930 at Rastrick, Brighouse, leaving an estate valued at £4,374 10s. 9d.
  2. "Obituary: W.John Netherwood" in Yorkshire Post (18/Oct/2008).
  3. "Printing Works Blaze" in Yorkshire Post (29/Dec/1950).
  4. "Obituary: John Netherwood" in Huddersfield Daily Examiner (21/Oct/2008).