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H. M. Biggleston and Son

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of 22 St. George Street, Canterbury

1835 Company established - presumably Drury and Biggleston

1846 Manufacturers of girders, bridgework and chairs for rails for the section of South Eastern Railway between Ashford, Margate and Deal.

1858 Supplied ironwork to the Chatham and Dover Line.

1914 Iron and Brass Founders, Engineers etc. It is recorded that the company took part in the structural preliminaries for the first Channel Tunnel scheme. Flying Machine experimenters of years ago took their plans for execution to Canterbury Foundry. Specialities: Casting for general and electrical engineering trades, Electric Street Light fittings, Agricultural Ironwork, Constructional Ironwork, Castings for Mining machinery Plants, Glass Bottle makers, Gas and Laundry Engineers etc., Colliery Supplies. Also Metal Merchants and Wholesale Ironmongers. Employees 100. [1]

Succeeded by H. M. Biggleston and Sons

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