Below is a collection of paintings showing industry in the Berkhamsted area, produced by William Bailey. William was a litho printer who worked for many years at Clunbury Press. One of his jobs was to print Cooper sheep dip wrappers in various languages including Arabic, German, Icelandic, Turkish and Russian.
Cooper’s, major source of local employment, was created in 1843 by William Cooper, a veterinary surgeon who established his company in Berkhamsted. He began to manufacture and sell his own sheep dip powder. By 1900, Cooper’s had a worldwide presence including Argentina, Africa and Australia. The Company merged with McDougall & Robertson Ltd in 1925 to form Cooper McDougall & Robertson Ltd and was acquired by the Wellcome Foundation in 1959.
The Berkhamsted Local History and Museum Society cared for by The Dacorum Heritage Trust Ltd