Coloquid Paints Ltd.

Harlequin Works

Willow Lane

Paints

News Articles
Mitcham News & Mercury, 4th August, 1961

WHEN 49-year-old Elza Cocklin arrived for her first morning’s work at
Coloquid Paints Ltd,. she thought to herself : “I’m not staying
here long.”

But last week after 20 years service, Mrs. Cocklin, the company secretary, was presented with a gold watch by managing director, Mr. W. Jacobs.

Mrs. Cocklin has seen Coloquids grow from a ramshackle building at St. Mark’s Road, Mitcham, to a large modern paint factory at Willow Lane.

“I could write a book about it.” she said. “I have enjoyed working for them. They have always been most kind and very generous.”

A director Mr. M. Jacobs, said: “Long may Mrs Cocklin continue to work for us. She is our first long service employee – we hope there will be many
more.”


Listed in the 1963 Borough of Mitcham List of Factories. Available at Merton Heritage and Local Studies Centre at Morden Library.
Reference L2 (670) MIT

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