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Alfred Elwell

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of Edge Tool Works, Wood Green, Wednesbury.

grandson of Edward Elwell

1869 Succeeded his grandfather in the business of Edward Elwell Ltd. As well as developing the forge business, the Elwell family also invested heavily in their workforce. The Elwells built St. Paul’s church and converted old workshops to workers housing. They also developed sports facilities, including a football field and later a bowling green.

1871 Henry Elwell left the partnership of Edge Tool Manufacturers at The Forge, Wednesbury, which was continued by Edward, Alfred and Frederick Elwell[1]

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Sources of Information

  1. London Gazette Issue 23782, 6 October 1871