Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 125,728 pages of information and 196,442 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.
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As a small team of volunteers and office staff sharing the same interest of preserving our industrial past, we rely more and more on the support of others.
Our aim is to publish as much information about this industrial past as we are able to find. This information is then freely available for educational and research purposes worldwide.
We're a small team of volunteers and office staff sharing the same passion - to preserve our industrial past. Our sole aim is to publish the history of the companies, products and people that have contributed to Britain's renowned engineering legacy, from the birth of the Industrial Revolution to recent achievements.
We're online based, and free to use for everybody. Anybody can access and use the material we publish free of charge and we want to keep it that way.
We're proud to be a not-for-profit project with a sole purpose to preserve information that without digitisation, may be lost in time without a trace.
Many digitised texts, engravings and photographs you find on Grace's Guide are difficult or near impossible to access or source anywhere else. We don't only publish details on the popular pioneers, leading merchandise and famous firms, but salvage rare and forgotten books and publications, living memories and academic research.
Money you donate will pay for staff salaries, technology and up-keep of our library and publication archives. The charity employs a handful of people in the office working with specialist volunteers across the country. We work hard to write, edit and maintain the up-keep of the website for all to use without restriction. Your support will also contribute to the technical and digital software we use to preserve the information we collect.