A Brief History of London Hosiery Mills

LFP 1983-09-09 London Hosiery on Adelaide St to move to Stratford B Smith 9A.jpg

A photograph of the outside and front entrance of London Hosiery Mills just before its closure in 1983. LFP 1983-09-09. Smith. London Free Press Collection of Photographic Negatives, Archives and Special Collections, Western Libraries, Western University.

London Hosiery Mills Limited was founded shortly after Holeproof, in 1915, and was located on Adelaide Street, just north of the C.P.R tracks. It was established by Mr R. L. Baker and started with only ten machines and about twenty employees. By 1930, the company had around three hundred employees, roughly the same number of machines, and had the capacity to make one thousand dozen pairs of stockings a day. In 1971 the company was purchased by J.G. Fields Ltd and in 1984 the factory relocated to Stratford, Ontario. The factory was eventual demolished in 1987.