Grace's Guide

British Industrial History

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 144,982 pages of information and 230,624 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Test: House Style

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Page names / Titles

  • Check that the page doesn't already exist, but under a slightly different title by using a broad search term and checking through the results.
  • Never use the '&' (ampersand) in a page name - it will never be found again!
  • Abbreviate 'Company' to 'Co' in page names
  • Do not use 'Ltd' / 'plc' and similar in page titles as companies change their legal status during their life-time

Page content

  • Body text should be short paragraphs (unbulleted) and commence with a year or date whenever possible.
  • Paragraphs are listed in date order ascending, so list by earliest reference first.
  • Try and give the reference to each paragraph of information using the 'ref' button in the edit bar above.

Edit Tab Function Buttons

When using the 'Edit Tab', edit function buttons will appear to aid the creation and organisation of your page.

  • Bold, Italic text and clickable links to other Grace's Guide pages can be achieved by using the edit buttons where necessary.

Adding an image

  • The house style is to use thumbnail images, aligned to the right, in chronologically ascending order.

Category Assignment and Defaultsort

  • Please assign as many suitable categories as possible referring to the 'All Categories list' as necessary.
  • Particularly for pages made with a name as the title, please add in the default sort script the Surname first followed by Forenames, so that it will appear in the correctly in alphabetical order within it's category listings.
  • For an example, please use the edit tab to view the 'hidden' script below.

  • Note, although this is largely applicable to 'People Pages', it will also be the case with ships, starting with SS or HMS for example and any pages with prefixes.


  • All pages need the following code at the bottom (immediately before the 'Category' tag) (Use Edit tab to see the code)

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