Fragments of pay records and other ledgers have been used to compile an incomplete but nevertheless informative record of employees at Smith & Grace Screw Boss Pulley Company at the beginning of the twentieth century.


The photograph below was given to Val Riches by Len Ruckwood. Val has very kindly consented to its use here. It was taken around 1900.

The men are pictured in front of what was then the new office block for the company on Midland Road.

At the window (left to right)

  •  Miss Lacey
  • Mildred Smith
  • Nathanael Smith Jnr
  • Miss Hollawell
  • W Smith
  • Theodore Smith