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 163,165 pages of information and 245,632 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.

W. J. Yarwood and Sons

From Graces Guide
Marine engine built by Yarwood in 1945, displayed outside the Weaver Hall Museum and Workhouse

W. J. Yarwood & Sons was based in Northwich Dock on the navigable River Weaver, in the shadow of Northwich Viaduct. The yard mainly made coasters, tugs, barges, hoppers, launches and small naval craft.

1896 Company formed by William James Yarwood

WWII During the War the yard made Naval dockyard craft, water carriers, lighters, tenders and other small naval craft.

1950s After the war Albert Yarwood sold the yard to Athel Line and it made small coastal tankers. In addition, the main output of the yard was tugs. the last of which was made in 1965, after which, the yard closed. The yard site is now mainly occupied by a housing estate.

The autobiography of Ken Evans provides an interesting account of the business, and its products and employees [1]


See Also

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Sources of Information

  1. 'The Shipbuilder's Apprentice, one man's memories 1935-42, of Yarwood's Shipyard, Northwich' by Ken Evans, CC Publishing, 2002
  • L. A. Ritchie, The Shipbuilding Industry: A Guide to Historical Records (1992)
  • British Shipbuilding Yards. 3 vols by Norman L. Middlemiss