Scope and Content

Comprising: 1) Papers concerning Administration and Ownership: Board of Directors and General Meetings 1914-1971, Companies Act Registers 1914-1966, Shareholders 1963-1967; 2) Financial Records: Comparative Expenditure Papers 1886-1887, Private Ledgers 1901-1949, Shareholders and Loan Accounts 1922-1963, Wages and Salaries 1918-1961, Cash Account 1919-1959, Inventory and Valuation 1904-1905, Other Accounting Records 1901-1954, Balance Sheets 1934-1950; 3) Works Management Records: Notice Books 1933-1970, Memoranda Books 1927-1953, Reserved Occupations Records 1941-1943, Work Control Records 1946-1966, Absentee Registers 1954-1974, Wage Rates 1942, Other Items 1940-1956; 4) Catalogues c1950-1961; 5) Belmont Standard and Peglers News 1947-198; 6) Printed Works 1930-1967; 7) Photograph 1931; 8) Records of Yorkshire Aeroplane Co 1918-1920; 9) Records Of Mann and Ralph Ltd 1932-1935; 10) Records of Hattersley (Ormskirk) Ltd 1927; 11) Records of Newman Hender and Co 1928-1929

Administrative / Biographical History

This firm of plumbers' and engineers' brass founders was established in 1899 in Union Street, Doncaster by Frank Pegler, who provided the capital, and Fred Birchall, who had formerly worked for Woodhouse and Co of Hexthorpe Doncaster. In 1904 a new factory, the Belmont works, was built at Balby, a suburb of Doncaster, and in 1914 the firm became a private limited liability company trading under the name of Pegler Bros. and Co (Doncaster) Ltd. It became Peglers Ltd in 1932. The second issue of the Belmont Standard, August 1947 contains reminiscences by Birchall about the early years of the business. He also wrote a pamphlet-length history of the local plumbers' brassfounders industry.



Access Information



Access is restricted to researchers who have, via the archivist, obtained permission to examine the records from the depositor.

Acquisition Information

The records listed here were deposited in February 1984 and July 1987

Related Material

The surviving records of Woodhouse and Co are also deposited at Doncaster Archives, reference DY/WO


Publication NoteSee Hubert C. Nicholson, The Pegler-Hattersley Group: An historical review 1871-1971, (Sheffield 1974).