I’m on the cadge, please for information to help another historian who’s on the scent of something interesting, and could do with reader assistance if possible.
Peter ‘Pedro’ Cutler is interested in the history of The British Reinforced Concrete Company in Queensville, Stafford which appears to have wound down in the late 1980s.
Peter is after information as to the details of it’s closure, and anything related to their business operations, customers or workforce, particularly social history.
I have a feeling they may have suffered from bad publicity related to the failure of the system building boom in the postwar period, but can’t confirm this. Can anyone help, please?
If you can assist, please do comment here or mail me: BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot com.
There’s this wonderful Aerofilms photo on Staffordshire Past Track with some details which may jog memories…
The notes on Staffordshire Past Track read:
Date:1936 – 1937 (c.)
Description:The British Reinforced Concrete Engineering Company manufactured reinforced concrete structures and made steel mesh for reinforcing concrete. The company moved from Manchester to Stafford in 1926, building a new factory in Queensville.
Business declined in the 1980s, and the factory closed in 1990.
Radford Bank and Baswich can be seen in the background.
Copyright and ownership of this image is retained by Aerofilms Ltd.