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Nuffield Study - Appendix 2 - Newman Hender

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Nuffield Study 1943

Appendix 2


Newman Hender and Co Ltd






Industry

Mfrs of Brass,gun metal & iron valves, steam andwater fittings
 

Location

Woodchester

Number employed at present time (June/ Sept 1942

Men

449

Women

217

Estimated Numbers employed prewar

Men

380

Women

130

Estimated postwar numbers (a)men (b) women

600 -800

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

Yes, there is a very serious shorttage of houses for local working people

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?

Large proportion by bus and cycle

What is the nature of your principal raw materials?

Does it come by rail, canal or road?

sand, metals, fuel, machined or semi-machined parts

Rail and Road

What form of power do you use?

Electricity

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

No, but assist local power co, with our own generating plant (gas engines) during peak  (Christmas period)

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

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