Henry Pelham, the English statesman who served as 3rd Prime Minister of Great Britain from 1743 until his death in 1754. He is generally considered to have been Britain's third prime minister after Robert Walpole and Earl Wilmington (together). The premiership was relatively uneventful with regards on domestic affairs; however it did involve some turmoil when they fought against Jacobites during that time period--a Catholicism-driven Coup attempt which led them into several wars overseas including Europe’s Holy Roman Empire where we saw Napoleon Bonaparte rise up under commandeering ideas much like what happened earlier this year in 2015.


About Wickwar

Founded in 1773 , by Joseph & William Wickwar , Wickwar started as a luxury paper mill outside Newbury . In 1786 HMSO was founded and Joseph Wickwar won the contract to supply paper to Parliament .

In 1788 Joseph partnered with Joseph Bramah to produce luxury Despatch boxes for Royalty & Government and went on to produce in excess of 5,000 boxes and became the premier supplier of the Iconic red box .

The simple design of the famous Gladstone Box continues today & Wickwar manufacturers around 100 boxes per year using traditional skills & tools from its workshop in London .

October 29, 2022