Ward & Goldstone was one of Salford's biggest industrial employers, especially in the 1950s.
Founded in 1882 by James Ward & Meyer Hart Goldstone, it remained a family firm especially during the era of Sampson 'Mr Sam' Goldstone.
Ward & Goldstone's manufactured a range of electrical goods, including cable, plastic mouldings for plugs and car parts. It was a big supplier to Woolworth's.
The Frederick Road factory closed in 1986. The firm continues to exist in a form as part of Ionix (formerly Volex) – view their business history page.