Stoke & Staffordshire

Thomas Bolton: 'Last' copper works in administration

Thomas Bolton works
Thomas Bolton started producing buckles, and then wire, in the late 18th Century

A 200-year-old Staffordshire copper works has gone into administration, risking 110 jobs.

Joint administrators said Thomas Bolton was suffering "short-term cash-flow difficulties" and would continue to operate while searching for a buyer.

The company said its factory in Froghall was the last remaining manufacturer of copper in Britain.

Its major projects included producing generator power parts for the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

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