The history of the Rugby Cement Company is currently
being researched by John Frearson ahead of a publication
of a History of the Company.
The great majority of the existing Company archives have been "rescued"
and have been catalogued. The main information on
the history of the
Rugby Cement Company and its predecessor companies has been
abstracted to a draft report / book ready for future
publication. To date, six large consignments of
records have been transferred to the
Warwickshire County Record Office for secure storage.
Where possible, all names and associated details are being
abstracted so as to be available for search by Family
Historians and other researchers. Five separate data bases of
names of Warwickshire names are now available on this
site - and all of these lists will shortly be updated.
A recent acquisition is a group portrait by E H Speight
Ernest Brooks who was manager of the Rugby Cement
works for over 25 years from 1906 to beyond 1933, having
taken over the position from his father, Isaac Brooks.
Should you find something that may be of interest please
send an Email to the number below for more information.
OF RUGBY CEMENT - RUGBY WORKS & CROWN HOUSE - NAMES
OF - KAYE'S WORKS - SOUTHAM - NAMES
A History of the Kaye Works is now available.
OF - CHARLES NELSON'S WORKS - STOCKTON - NAMES
A History of the Charles Nelson Works is now
OF RUGBY CEMENT - SOUTHAM WORKS - NAMES
OF RUGBY CEMENT - RUGBY - MISCELLANEOUS NAMES
A listing of Rugby Cement and other persons who
signed up for allotments in
Bilton - the majority on Christmas Day, 1880, has
already been provided by the Archive and is also available
A listing of Names on Deeds for the former properties on
the present Blackburn Market
site, that were found in
the Archives is also provided here. The original
documents are now in the
Lancashire Records Office at Preston.
OF NAMES ON DEEDS FROM BROWN STREET, BLACKBURN
Some of the records that are likely to be of more
general interest and/or are associated with names, are being scanned or photographed, so
that they can be available ahead of formal cataloguing
by the Record Office.
It has already proved
possible to supply information and digital images to
researchers. It is hoped that recipients of data
will be able to make a small donation to defray some of
the expenses of the work, which is not funded
by the successor owner company.
An illustrated talk on the
"History of the Lime and Cement Industry of North
Warwickshire" is also available.
Further details can be obtained from:-
John Frearson - firstname.lastname@example.org