Frost Bros, Rope Makers & Yarn Spinners | Spitalfields Life

Founded by John James Frost in 1790, Frost Brothers Ltd of 340/342 Commercial Rd was managed by his grandson – also John James Frost – in 1905, when these photographs were taken. In 1926, the company was amalgamated to become part of British Ropes and now only this modest publication on the shelf in the Bishopsgate Institute bears testimony to the long-lost industry of rope making and yarn spinning in the East End, from which Cable St takes its name….

Source: Frost Bros, Rope Makers & Yarn Spinners | Spitalfields Life.

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2 thoughts on “Frost Bros, Rope Makers & Yarn Spinners | Spitalfields Life

  1. Nostalgia in bucket-loads with this one, Sarah. When I was young, my Mum worked in the offices of a Jute, Flax, and Hemp importer, near Cannon Street Station. I was allowed to go to the office with her, when there was nobody to look after me, during the school holidays. I remember the maps on the wall, showing the exotic-sounding countries where the raw products originated.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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