Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 140,489 pages of information and 227,382 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.
1957 Name changed from Aurora Gearing Co (Wilmot North)
1963 Acquired William Watts (Holdings) Ltd of Nottingham
1968 Disposed of Darlington Wire Mills; efforts put into improving Skerne Engineering Co; Websters had developed a novel mining machine; extensions at the Markyate Group and Emil Engineering Co in Rotherham
1970 Disposed of the Tyre Machinery business of Hill Bentham and Hill Mould Equipment Ltd; Marygate Group provided advanced components for jet engines; 2 subsidiaries were involved in process and control engineering; the steel stockholder subsidiary had a busy year; several subsidiaries anticipated pick up in demand for capital equipment
1972 Affected by the problems at Rolls-Royce
1973 Sold Watling Street group of companies at Markyate
1974 Became Aurora Holdings