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Gloucester Engineering Co

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1961 Gloucester Railway Carriage and Wagon Co owned the Gloucester Foundry, William Gardner and Sons, Joseph Kaye and Sons, Wright and Martin, Hatherley Works, Gloucester Wagon Hiring Co, and was a major shareholder in Wagon Repairs.

1961 December 29th. Gloucester Railway Carriage and Wagon Co was acquired by Winget of Rochester, Kent. The new parent company was called Winget Gloucester Ltd. The Gloucester subsidiary was renamed Gloucester Engineering Co and a new company called Winget Ltd was established at Rochester.

1962 On 1 April, the trading activities of William Gardner and Sons and E. Boydell and Co, a Winget subsidiary, which operated under the trading name of Muir Hill, were transferred to Gloucester Engineering Co.

1963 The trading activities of Moxey were similarly transferred from 1 April, following its acquisition by Winget Gloucester Ltd.

1964 Reorganisation of the group's structure occurred with effect from 1 April - the Gloucester and Rochester works started to operate as one company, Winget Ltd[1]. To further integrate the activities of the manufacturing companies in the group, divisional boards of directors were set up responsible for the sales and engineering aspects of the operations:

1968 From 1 April, Winget Gloucester became a wholly owned subsidiary of Babcock and Wilcox.

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, 1 October 1964