Over 100 years of History
On August 20th 2012 a small exhibition was held at the Universal Bowling
Club which celebrated over a hundred years of manufacturing grinding
wheels in the Doxey area.
Jesse and Delia Brough spent the previous two years accumulating and
organising material about the Universal Grinding Wheel Company and its
employees. Jesse's interest started when he found many old documents
were being thrown away. Realising the historical importance of these he
and Delia started the project to celebrate Doxey's once largest
and respected employer.
To accompany the displays a video was made featuring many
ex-Universal employees including John Whipps, John Taylor, Eileen
Skelton, Arthur Gould and many others.
The exhibits included photographs, awards, employees rule books,
samples and advertising literature. Two books that created a lot of
interest were the two '30 Club' lists of members (complete with photos)
who had served more than 30 years with the company.
Some photos of the exhibition follow (Click for larger version)