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Wheeler and Gregory

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Drain cover in Pensford

of Radstock, Somerset

Wheeler & Gregory established their railway wagon works alongside the S&DJR line at Tyning, Radstock in the 1870s. By 1918 it had become the British Wagon Co., Ltd., and closed in 1972. There was another wagon works nearby, that of Marcroft and Co (Radstock Wagon and Wheel Works).[1]

1888 Advert: 'WHEELER & GREGORY, RADSTOCK,
MAKERS of RAILWAY WAGGONS, AGRICULTURAL and OTHER CARTS and WAGGONS, FENCING, FIELD GATES, &c.
BUILDING in all its branches; BRASS and IRON CASTINGS, FORGINGS and GENERAL SMITH’S WORK, Every description of NEW and SECOND-HAND MACHINERY, Including Engines, Boilers, Pumps, Mowing and Reaping Machines, Chaff cutters, Root Pulpers, &c., &c.,
Depot for all kinds of BUILDERS' and COLLIERY STORES, including English Timber, Deals, Battens, Boards, Laths, &c. Also Bar Iron, Bolts and Nuts, Chains, Nails, and Screws, Air Tubes, Gas and Water Pipes, Wire Ropes, Signal Cord and Fence Wire, Corrugated Roofing, Iron Fencing, Hurdles, &c. All kinds of Sanitary Ware, including Chimney Pots, Drain Pipes, Cement, Plaster, &c.'[2]

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Sources of Information

  1. Display board at Radstock Museum
  2. Western Chronicle, 11 May 1888