EPW014967 ENGLAND (1926). The Mersey Iron Works and Shropshire Union Canal, Ellesmere Port, 1926

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Details

Title [EPW014967] The Mersey Iron Works and Shropshire Union Canal, Ellesmere Port, 1926
Reference EPW014967
Date 11-April-1926
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Place name ELLESMERE PORT
Parish
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 340887, 376299
Longitude / Latitude -2.8866762452432, 53.280092707361
National Grid Reference SJ409763

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User Comment Contributions

One of series of photographs of the various Steelworks based at the end of the Shropshire Union Canal. One of the firms included the Wolverhampton Corrugated Iron Co Ltd which was established in 1857 by John and Joseph Jones, at Church Lane, Wolverhampton. As the company expanded it relocated to Shrubbery Works, Wolverhampton in 1880. In about 1905 the company relocated to Ellesmere Port to gain ready access to the coast as most of its orders were for export. Most of the Steelworkers came from Wolverhampton, and stories of the time said that they walked along the canal from Wolverhampton to get to Ellesmere Port. My Grandfather was one of those men.

Warwick
Wednesday 28th of May 2014 06:10:42 PM
Hi Warwick do you have any more info on these steelworks as my husbands grandfather was also one of the workers who walked the canal from Wolverhampton to Ellesmere Port.

megsworth
Wednesday 28th of May 2014 06:10:42 PM