Note the telephone number: Heckmondwike 13. John Colliers clearly a very early of the technology with of course telephones that had no means of dialing and relied on the GPO telephonist to connect to other users

In 1959 the telephone number had become Heckmondwike 1160 /61. Meaning they had 2 lines and could self dial other users on the Heckmondwike exchange but still would need the operator for anywhere else.

Their details in 1959 also gave the nearest ‘Passenger and goods station: Liversedge Central’ (just 330yds / 300m away)

Their main products were then: ‘Hard and soft soaps for textile, laundry and domestic purposes; soap flakes; soap powders; anhydrous powdered soaps; Colcent for laundries, and Colcentex dry cleaning soaps’.