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Alfred Danks

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November 1926.
Pillar Drill. Exhibit at Long Shop Steam Museum.
Pillar Drill. Detail. Exhibit at Long Shop Steam Museum.

Alfred Danks Ltd, engineers, of Quay, Gloucester

1912 Alfred Danks acquired the Westgate Iron Works in Gloucester

Acquired Messrs. J. M. Butt, the Kingsholm Foundry.

1921 Alfred Danks Ltd was amalgamated with the Gloucester Railway Carriage and Wagon Co. Mr. Danks was appointed managing director.

1922 Purchased the Emlyn Works and closed the Kingsholm foundry in Gloucester

From 1922 Gloucester Railway Carriage and Wagon Co was closely associated with Alfred Danks Ltd.

1922 Manufacturer of Colliery plant.

1929 The Gloucester Railway Carriage and Wagon Co purchased Alfred Danks Ltd

1930 Gloucester Foundry Ltd. was set up in 1930 to run the Emlyn Works; Gloucester Railway Carriage and Wagon Co had a large interest in this firm.


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Sources of Information

  • 'Gloucester, 1835-1985: Economic development 1914-85', A History of the County of Gloucester: Volume 4: The City of Gloucester (1988), pp. 183-191. [1]