Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Stockport Aviation Co

From Graces Guide

1959 reflecting the strategy of diversification. The manufacturing units would become subsidiaries of the holding company[1]. Aircraft manufacturing was concentrated in the UK under a new subsidiary Fairey Aviation Ltd.

1959 The general engineering activities of Fairey Aviation Co were concentrated in Stockport Aviation Co whose name was changed to Fairey Engineering[2]

The factory in Heaton Chapel became Fairey Engineering, part of Fairey Holdings, which was involved in medium and heavy engineering including portable bridges for military and emergency services use, notably Medium Girder Bridge. Its bridges are in service with the British Army, U.S. Army and many other NATO forces.


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Sources of Information

  1. The Times Mar 10, 1959
  2. The Times (London, England), Tuesday, Mar 10, 1959