Papers of Alford and Alder (Engineers) Ltd.

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Board Meeting Minutes, 1925-1969; Financial records, 1926-1938.

Administrative / Biographical History

Alford and Alder (Engineers) Ltd., axle, independent front suspension and steering gear specialists, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. Its name changed to Alforder Newton Ltd. in February 1959). Alford and Alder, Newton and Bennett Ltd. and Power Jacks Ltd. were operating subsidiaries. The greater part of its production was already taken over by Standard-Triumph before they acquired the company in 1960.

Reference: R. Storey, Automotive History Sources in Coventry Archives (Coventry, 1996).


This collection forms part of the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust Archive (MSS.226).

The Modern Records Centre uses a classification scheme. For further details of the scheme, see It is compatible with ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description (2000).

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on access to these papers.

Acquisition Information

This collection was deposited in the Centre by the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust in 1984.

Other Finding Aids

A paper catalogue to file level is available in the Centre's searchroom, at the National Register of Archives in London and in Chadwyck-Healey's National Inventory of Documentary Sources. A catalogue to file level is available in electronic format on the Access to Archives (A2A) website at:

Authority records exist for Alford and Alder (Engineers) Ltd. (GB 0152 AAR2291) and Alforder Newton Ltd. (GB 152 AAR2292).

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for publication of deposited material or the result of research based on it should be made to the Trust. The Trust reserves all rights to commercial exploitation and commercial publication. Please contact the Centre's staff for further details.

Appraisal Information

This collection has been weeded for duplicates.


Further deposits are not expected.

Related Material

The Modern Records Centre holds the papers of other companies which form part of the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust Archive.

Technical materials are retained by the BMIHT. Technical enquiries should be made direct to the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust, Archives and Information Service, Gaydon, Warwickshire.