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Alfred Robert Grindlay

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Born 1876 at Coventry

1901 Working for Riley Cycle Co where he directly under Allan Riley

1910 Set up Coventry Motor and Sundries Co

Set up Musson and Grindlay with Thomas E. Musson

1911 Living at 45 Highfield Street, Coventry: Alfred Robert Grindlay (age 35 born Coventry), a Foreman Motor Car Fitter. With his wife (married fifteen years with two children) Emma (age 40 born Leicester) and their children Reginald Robert Grindlay (age 11 born Coventry) and Alfred Stephen Chaplin Grindlay (age 1 born Coventry). Also mother-in-law Emma Chaplin (age 65 born Foleshill) a Widow. [1]

1923 Set up Grindlay-Peerless

His son Reginald Robert Grindlay joined him at Grindlay-Peerless

1939 Formed Coventry Engineering Co

1941 Elected Mayor of Coventry

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. 1911 Census
  • Coventry’s Motorcycle Heritage by Damien Kimberley. Published 2009. ISBN 978 0 7509 5125 9