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Alice Maud Jones

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Alice Maud (Joan) Jones

1900 Born Alice Maud Whatling in Cambridge[1]

Late 1920s entered the radio and electronics industry

1933 Married Lawrence Walter Jones in Cambridge; they had 2 sons

1939 With the start of war, she set up a workshop in her garden, making radio and radar equipment. She called the business Labgear

Steered the business through the difficult post-war years until it joined the Pye Group. She remained an active director of the company. Her husband became a director of Pye Ltd.

She was also director of a number of private engineering companies in the Cambridge area.

1965 Died in Cambridge

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. BMD
  • The Times June 9, 1965