Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 130,239 pages of information and 205,614 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.
1946 Reginald Rootes was knighted for his work setting up shadow factories.
1946 He was the President of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).
1977 Died aged 81 years.