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John Lysaght's Bristol Works

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May 1961.
Sept 1962.

John Lysaght's Bristol Works Ltd of Bristol.

1857 John Lysaght established a company in Bristol to galvanise sheet iron - see John Lysaght

1860 Lysaght established the St Vincent's works, also known as the Netham Ironworks, occupying 4 acres of what had been the St Philip's works of Acraman and Morgan.

By the 1890s they fully occupied the 13 acre site. The flamboyant office building dates from 1886 [1], and is now home to the head office of renewable energy consultancy GL Garrad Hassan.

1920 John Lysaght was acquired by Guest Keen Nettlefolds

1947 John Lysaght's Bristol Works Ltd was formed as a private company.

1961 Iron masters, galvanisers, constructional engineers, manufacturing agricultural requisites, wire netting, chain link fencing, tanks and cisterns, paint finishing systems. 1,500 employees. [2]

Part of GKN

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Sources of Information

  1. 'Under His Own Sheets: The Lysaght Story' by Raymond Holland BIAS Journal 30 1997 (Bristol Industrial Archaeological Society)
  2. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE