Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Lionel Digby Whitehead

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Lionel Digby Whitehead (1877- )

1922 J.P., M.I. and S.I., Man. Dir. and Chairman, The Whitehead Iron and Steel Co., Ltd.; b. 1877; s. of George Whitehead, Deighton Grove, York. Ed. Charterhouse. 1895—Premium App., Markham and Co., Ltd., Chesterfield; 1899—Asst. Works Manager, Tredegar Iron and Coal Co., Ltd., Tredegar; 1900—General Works Manager; 1906—Purchased lease of portion of Tredegar Works and formed the Whitehead Iron and Steel Co., Ltd.; 1907—put into operation the first Morgan Continuous Rolling Mill in this country; 1914--Commenced new Works at Newport, suspended during the War; 1914-18—Served in Army (3rd Monmouth Regt. ); 1920—commenced erection of the first Morgan Continuous Strip Mill in this country, at Newport. Clubs: County, Newport; R.A.C., London. Address: Goytre Abergavenny.

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