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Genner Iron and Steel Ltd.

D-EXP/P/I41/66 31 Aug 1982 Wolverhampton Archives

The firm was expanding despite an economic recession.

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D-EXP/P/T3/1 c. 1900 Wolverhampton Archives

The photograph shows the blast furnace, including pig iron in the foreground.

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Thomas Dudley Ltd, Birmingham New Road, Dudley Port

D-EXP/P/I39/103 21 Oct 1987 Wolverhampton Archives

The firm had been investigating ways of manufacturing ductile iron which was lighter but as strong as cast iron. John Dudley is quoted.

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Bilston Iron and steel works

D-EXP/P/I32/401 25 Sep 1974 Wolverhampton Archives

There were fears that the works might close under British Steel Corporation rationalisation plans.

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St George’s churchyard, Wolverhampton

D-EXP/P/W95F/35 9 Jan 1942 Wolverhampton Archives

The vicar suggested the railings should be removed as the iron would make five medium tanks.