Firms

We would welcome for you to share any information about Oldbury firms from 1945 to the 1960s. We do have some detail about what the larger firms made, who they sold to, and because of the size of the firm perhaps a few people who worked there, but there is still very little about the smaller firms.

Below you will firm listing as far as we can about all the firms in Oldbury post 1945, the address and a very short description of what they did. Can you help to fill in any detail having worked or knowing somebody who worked at any of these firms. We are sure that the list is not a complete one, so if you know different again please get in touch. Your contribution will appear on the website and we hope will encourage others to also email us with further detail and stories.

Research session at Sandwell Community Community History and Archives.
Research session at Sandwell Community Community History and Archives.

This is an example of what would be a useful contribution:

A.B.C. Ltd. I worked there after discharge from the Army in 1947 until I found a new job in 1958. I worked on a lathe machining suspension parts for the Austin Motor Company. I believe that the firm closed down in the early 1960s. Some lovely people worked there with me including; .............................. We made machine parts for several Motor Companies including Rootes and Ford, but I think that we also made small parts for a wide range of local Companies.


Fred Bloggs, Dudley.

We realise that you might not have a computer attached to the internet that will allow you to reply, but your children and grandchildren might be able to help. Please assist us to complete your local history.

Christopher Cooper,
Langley Local History Society & Oldbury Local History Group.

Members of Birmingham Paint, Varnish and Lacquer Club visiting BIP to look at the latest resin paints, 1956.
Members of Birmingham Paint, Varnish and Lacquer Club visiting BIP to look at the latest resin paints, 1956.
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