A History of A H Marks

1869 – 2008

Contents

Chapter 1. 1869-1898

From Pickle Bridge to Wyke Lane
Samson Breaks & the beginnings of Bradford’s modern chemical industry

Chapter 2. 1898-1917

From S Breaks & Son to A H Marks and Company
The development of explosives manufacturing at Wyke Lane

Chapter 3. 1917-1955

From near collapse to a secure future
The transition from explosives to herbicides

Chapter 4. 1955-1982

The Amchem Years
The development of the herbicide business

Chapter 5. 1982-1995

From agricultural chemicals to chemical manufacturing
The business transformed

Chapter 6. 1995-2008

Business Teams, Inhibitors, Biocides, and Buyouts
The end of a family business

Acknowledgements