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 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 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.

B. Uncles

From Graces Guide
Manhole cover in Bradford-on-Avon
Manhole cover in Bradford-on-Avon
Remains of an Uncles factory chimney, see from Regent's Place, off Trowbridge Road, 2021

B. Uncles & Sons of Bradford-on-Avon, agricultural engineers and ironfounders.

The business was founded by Berkley Uncles, and for a time traded under the Berkley Uncles name. He had been apprenticed to George Milsom of Trowbridge Road, Bradford-on-Avon, agricultural engineers and ironfounders, and he took over and expanded the business. In 1911 he took his sons into partnership. He died in 1937 at the age of 79, leaving a widow, five daughters and three sons.[1]

1889 Berkley Uncles took over the business of George Milsom. Milsom had been in business for 30 years, and Uncles had been with him for 18 years.[2]. Milsom had taken over the Trowbridge Road foundry c.1860, after the death of the previous owner, William Coles.

Photo of Trowbridge Road Works here.


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Sources of Information

  1. Wiltshire Times and Trowbridge Advertiser - Saturday 24 July 1937
  2. Devizes and Wiltshire Gazette - Thursday 18 April 1889