How Hull coloured the World


    Sissons' Paints was part of Hull. For over 150 years, the Sissons family, through six generations, treatedtheir ever-expanding company workforce as an extension of that family. Loyalty and long service wasa habit established in the nineteenth century which continued to the last days in the boardroom andon the factory floor. The story brings together trade developments, company history, scientific discovery, times of relaxation, family celebrations and tragedies. The success of the Sissons lay in the strength of their marketing of superior products, notably Hall’sDistemper (the Men and plank logo), in Britain and across the world, with presences in Argentina, Canada, India, the United States and Australia before the First World War. The ultimate demise of the company was brought about by changes in their customer base, which went unnoticed for too long. Hundreds of illustrations - of staff at work and at play, of the workplace, of the family, of advertisements and marketing, of company documents, of the consequences of war – complement the text. Brought together by Anthony Sissons, with material from the archive of his father, Richard Chamberlin Sissons, and edited by his daughter, Christiana Sissons Moore, this is a family history with a difference – the family is Hull.

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    Number of Pages: 430
    Format(s): Paperback - ISBN: 9781845301637
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    Publisher: The Grimsay Press

    Books by Anthony C Sissons


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