Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 136,379 pages of information and 219,138 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.
Charles Albert Marques (1896-1967), the founder of Concrete Utilities
1896 Born in Northwood, Adelaide, Australia.
Enlisted in the Australian Expeditionary Force in 1914 to fight in the First World War and with his father he was sent to Gallipoli and France.
Post WWI Father and son decided to settle in England.
1923 Charles Albert Marques and Charles Reginald Belling formed a business under the railway arches at Broxbourne Station to make miscellaneous concrete products which later became Concrete Utilities.