SPROTBROUGH FOUNDRY RECORDS

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 197 DZMD422
  • Dates of Creation
      1943-1970s
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
      English
  • Physical Description
      Part box 0.004 cubic metres

Scope and Content

Comprising: Staff register, for the issue of security passes, unindexed, Jun 1943-Nov 1945; Sprotbrough Foundry Ltd, publicity brochure, c1970s; Historical notes, 1988

Administrative / Biographical History

The foundry was opened in 1943 by the Ministry of Supply as an ordnance factory for the manufacture of manganese track links for tanks. After the war, the premises were used to make steel castings, first by John Fowler of Leeds (subsequently Marshall-Fowler), then by Thomas W Ward of Sheffield and finally by Wombwell Foundry Group which went into liquidation in September 1981

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