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1 Photo from Leicester Mercury article 2005 Photo by Ned Trifle on Flickr

2 Donis- thorpe & Company constructs building Monastery of the Black Friars of the Order of St Dominic on the site A R Donis- thorpe dies; Limited Company set up with George Ernest Ellis as Director Ground plans and elevations of new two- story warehouse Alterations to gate- keeper’s house George Ernest Ellis dies after 51 years of service to company Mr Shirley Ellis publishes ‘A Mill on the Soar,’ a book about Donisthorpe Computer- controlled processes installed Expansion and new governance announced Plans to move to Braunstone are announced Call to ensure preserv- ation of Friars Mill Donisthorpe receives city council development grant & stays at Friars Mill New laboratory opens, renovation planned Howard Ellis appointed director New look at the factory after more than £100,000 renovation completed Mr Shirley Ellis dies Donisthorpe Amman company moves out of Friars Mill French company DMC buys Donisthorpe; Howard Ellis steps down as director Sold to German company Amman & Sohne GMBH Friars Mill suffers serious fire in July; building purchased by Leicester Council in November

3 ire. org.uk

4 shire. org.uk

5 Photo 2009 by Colin Hyde

6 1971 Article in Leicester Mercury

7 Notes on Donisthorpe & Co. Ltd company history

8 Image c.1900 originally held at Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland

9 1915 Donisthorpe plans

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11 1917 Donisthorpe plans

12 George Ernest Ellis obituary, 31 December 1941 (page 1) org.uk

13 George Ernest Ellis obituary, 31 December 1941 (page 2) org.uk

14 George Ernest Ellis obituary, 31 December 1941 (page 3) org.uk

15 George Ernest Ellis obituary, 31 December 1941 (page 5 – page 4 is missing) org.uk

16 Leicester Mercury article 1979

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18 1971 Advertisement

19 Leicester Mercury article 2 May 1981

20 Leicester Mercury article 9 November org.uk

21 Leicester Mercury article 1983

22 Exterior view of Donisthorpe factory, 1983

23 Leicester Mercury article 17 August 1983

24 1984 Leicester Mercury article shire. org.uk

25 Leicester Mercury article 1985

26 1985 Leicester Mercury article shire.org.uk

27 Leicester Mercury article from 1986

28 Leicester Mercury article from 1987

29 Leicester Mercury article from org.uk

30 Leicester Mercury article from 1991

31 Postcard image titled ‘Friars’ Mills, West-Bridge’ by George Wilson, 1993

32 Leicester Mercury article from 2002

33 Donisthorpe – Friars Mill from across the canal; 2002 photo by Colin Hyde

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35 Leicester Mercury article from 2005

36 Leicester Mercury article from 2005

37 Photo of Bath Lane 2009, by Colin Hyde

38 Photo of Donisthorpe – Friars Mill building as seen from Bath Lane 2009, by Colin Hyde

39 Photo of Donisthorpe – Friars Mill building as seen from Bath Lane 2009, by Colin Hyde

40 Donisthorpe – Friars Mill 24 July 2012, the day after a serious fire Photo by Ned Trifle on Flickr

41 Page 1 From Leicester City Council

42 Page 2 From Leicester City Council


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