This firm produced puttees by the million in the Great War and probably in the Second. Also other woollen items. At its peak employed 4500 people. The Fox family were Quakers. Many members of my family worked there in the 20thC until decline and closure including my father twice.
Ther was an article in yesterdays Daily Express regarding Fox Wellington Somerset. It appears that although the firm is still going its future was uncertain as the managing director, who is 63, had no one to leave the company to when he retires. However Deborah Meaden,
entrepreneur and one of TV's 'Dragons' who lives near the firm has stepped in with a large investment to take a controlling interest. She was happy to help saying that the company was an 'absolute gem'. It employed up to 4,500 people in its heyday but is now down to 15 highly-skilled weavers. It was first founded in 1772.