Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 145,376 pages of information and 230,731 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.
It costs more than £50 per day (every day) to operate Grace's Guide. This covers the cost of servers, internet bandwidth, administration and a member of staff to scan old books and documents. In addition there are a number of very willing volunteers who freely contribute their time and expertise.
Your contribution would enable us to continue this work and increase the amount of information published. We are a registered charity.
Our aim is to publish as much information about this industrial past as we are able to find. This information is then available for educational and research purposes worldwide.
We're a small team of volunteers and office staff sharing the same passion - to preserve our industrial past.
We're online based, and free to use for everybody. Anybody can access and use the material we publish and we want to keep it that way.
We're proud to be a not-for-profit project with a sole purpose to preserve information that without digitisation, may be lost in time without a trace.
Many digitised texts, engravings and photographs you find on Grace's Guide are difficult or near impossible to access or source anywhere else. We don't only publish details on the popular pioneers, leading merchandise and famous firms, but salvage rare and forgotten books and publications, living memories and academic research.
Money you donate will pay for staff salaries, technology and up-keep of our library and publication archives. The charity employs a handful of people in the office working with specialist volunteers across the country. We work hard to write, edit and maintain the up-keep of the website for all to use without restriction. Your support will also contribute to the technical and digital software we use to preserve the information we collect.