Past President of Liverpool Cotton Association
. Will be sadly missed by his loving wife, son and all family and friends.
The treasure trove of information came to light during an office move by the International Cotton Association (ICA), formerly the Liverpool Cotton Association
, which dates back to the mid-18th century when the city's first-ever cotton auction was recorded.
Ray has served on the ICA's board continuously since its name change from the Liverpool Cotton Association
, of which he was president in 2001.
Formerly known as the Liverpool Cotton Association
and established more than 160 years ago, ICA represents almost all cotton growing and consuming countries.
Foreign cotton related Institutions, (International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC) at Washington D.C., The Liverpool Cotton Association
(LCA), Bremen Cotton Exchange, has reacted against Government decision to suspend export of cotton.
On Friday, I stood in Exchange Flags in front of the Memorial to those of the Liverpool Cotton Association
who gave their lives in both World Wars at a service presided over by Bill Addy from Our Lady's and St Nicholas.
The International Cotton Association changed its name from the Liverpool Cotton Association
The Cotton Exchange was built by Liverpool Cotton Association
and opened in 1906.
The trade became more organised through the 1800s and near the end of the century the Liverpool Cotton Association
was formed and to this day it acts as a governing body for traders throughout the world.
China has its own rules but the Liverpool Cotton Association
has had a copy of its rules printed in the Chinese languages and a Chinese delegation which visited Liverpool has studied these.
It was built by Liverpool Cotton Association
and opened in 1906, at a time when Liverpool was at the heart of the world cotton trade.
THE Liverpool Cotton Association
is planning to open an office in China to attract new members to the world's oldest cotton trading body.