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Archibald D. Dawnay and Sons

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of Steelworks Road, Battersea

Joists, girders and tiles for fire-proof floors

1870 firm was founded by Archibald D. Dawnay, first conducted from offices in the City of London

1897 firm incorporated

Later a move was made to works Nine Elms. A second works was established at East Moors, Cardiff

1908 the volume of business necessitated greater works accommodation, the London establishment was transferred to the head offices and works at Battersea.

Post-WWI temporary offices, which had been established in Norwich to facilitate the supervision of contracts in that area, were made permanent; works were built close by.

1924 Extension to Welwyn Garden City

1927 Established the King's Dock Works of William Arrol and Co, Swansea.


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