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Lord Roberts Memorial Workshops

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March 1911.
Wooden black cat, made by the Memorial Workshops.

of 525 Fulham Road, London, S.W.6. (1911)

of 122 Brompton Road, London, SW3. Telephone: Kensington 1 (1922).

Ditto Address. Telephone: Sloane 2144-45. (1929)

(for Disabled Soldiers and Sailors)

Field Marshal Lord Roberts, who had won the Victoria Cross in 1857, had long campaigned for more to be done for ex-servicemen, especially those who had been disabled. He took a keen interest in the Workshops and became one of the Trustees.

Following his death in 1914, while visiting troops in France, it was decided, as a memorial to him, to expand the workshops and to name them after him.

By 1920 there were eleven Workshops around the country producing a wide variety of goods including basket ware, toys, beds and bedding and all types of furniture.

  • 1922 Listed Exhibitor. Manufacturers of Furniture, Household Woodware, Toys, Games, Basketware. (Stand No. C.26) [1]
  • 1929 Listed Exhibitor. Manufacturers of Wood Bedsteads in Oak and Mahogany, Divans, Wire-Spring Mattresses and Bedding. (Stand No. T.48) [2]

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Sources of Information

  • [1] Out of Battle: BlogSpot