History of Bossons

       

Mr Ray Bossons, who was a skilled artist, also produced Christmas Card which were eagerly anticipated by many Congletonians.   

6th Dec 1996

Bossons Factory closed with rumoured full order books. Mr Ray Bossons was still the acting Chairman at the time of this closure.

Nov 1994

The Imagical World of Bossons - Book 2 by Robert E Davis 

1982

The Imagical World of Bossons - Book 1 by Robert E Davis 

1980

First Bossons Ivorex Plaques

1980

Formation of the 'International Bossons Collectors Society'

1979

Bossons Company purchase the Freehold of the entire Brook Mills site.

Feb 1973

Briar Rose model created by W R Bossons throughout period of illness. Mr Bossons decided to make a caricature model of their pet Shetland pony

1973

The word 'Imagical' is copyright protected

1971

Assets of Osborne company were purchased (Company was left dormant until 1980)

Feb 1967

The Fraser modelling program produces 12no models for the International Spring Fair at Blackpool.

April 1966

First successful Fraser Art mouldings made.

1965

The first 'Fraser Art' moulding machines received at the Company

1959

First wall masks go into production.  The wall figurine was 'Snake Charmer' followed by 'Mandolin Player', 'Drummer', 'Caspian Man' and 'Caspian Woman'

1958

Ray Bossons designed the first ever 'Character Wall Mask'

1951

The sad death of W H Bossons. Mr Ray Bossons becomes Chairman of the Company

1948 - 49

First ever catalogue titled the 'Beautiful Britain Series'. The First Plaque was called 'Village Scene'  followed by 'Little Moreton Hall', 'Shakespeare Birthplace' and 'Anne Hathaway's Cottage'

1946

Son W Ray Bossons and father W H Bossons set up factory in two rooms at Brook Mills, Congleton. They train half a dozen paintresses and boys as moulders

1946

Mr W R Bossons returns from the Military which included service in World War II. He was Captain and Adjutant in the 79th Field Regiment Royal Artillery 

1944

Mr William Henry Bossons a retired Pottery maker retires to Congleton due to ill health and starts to make lead figurines as a hobby. The figurines were sold 'door to door'. This lead on to the making of plaster wall plaques.