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Union Foundry (Kidsgrove)

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in Kidsgrove, North Staffordshire

This engineering works had a succession of owners:-

Under Pooley & Son, the name of the works was changed to Albion Foundry. 'The youngest daughter Mr. J. C. H. Robinson, late of Stevington. Has recently been married to Mr. J. R. Chater, M.I.M.E., son of the chairman of the company bearing the style Henry Pooley and Son, Limited. Mr. Chater is manager of the Kidsgrove engineering works, hitherto known as the Union Foundry, for the manufacture of weighing machinery. In future, the works will bear the name of the Albion Foundry, the designation of Messrs. Pooley’s works in Liverpool and Glasgow.' Bedfordshire Times and Independent - Saturday 24 October 1896 [1].

Demolished 1940


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  1. Bedfordshire Times and Independent, 24 October 1896