Ossett Pictures - V.N. Wilson, Bed Manufacturer

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The gentleman in the left foreground is my grandfather's brother, Vincent Norman Wilson (1885-1974), the proprietor of V.N. Wilson and Co. at Prospect Works, Ossett. Vincent lived almost opposite the Works in a house on Prospect road.

To quote from an Ossett trade journal from 1927, "The quality of the product is very high: only finest quality pitch pine and wire are used.  Mattress wools, flocks, etc. are cleaned and purified to Government standards, and tickings are obtained from best English, Irish, Scottish and Belgian makers.  All wire mattress frames are double varnished with special varnish.  The firm’s manufactures find ready markets with leading house furnishers, hospitals, sanatoria, etc., throughout the country."