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Nuffield Study - Appendix 2 - Strachen and Co Ltd

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Nuffield Study 1943

Appendix 2

Strachan and Co Ltd


Industry

Woollen Cloth Manufacturers

Location

Stroud

Number employed at present time (June/ Sept 1942

Men

156

Women

235

Estimated Numbers employed prewar

Men

Roughly same as at present

Women

Estimated postwar numbers (a)men (b) women

Probably about the same as present

Does the housing situation effect your supply of labour at the present time? If so, in what way?

Not materially as most employees are of fairly long service

Do you expect to remain after the war?

-

What proportion of your employees travel to work by train (other means of conveyance) from other districts?

All live within radius of 5 miles 25%-30% use bus service from villages

What is the nature of your principal raw materials?

Does it come by rail, canal or road?

Wool

Rail and Road

What form of power do you use?

Electric

Do you produce your own power? If so, is it generated by steam or gas?

No

Would you be interested in an increased public supply of electric power, if available

No, present supply is adequate for our needs
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