SO9197 : Villiers Works - Marston Street

taken 8 years ago, near to Blakenhall, Wolverhampton, Great Britain

Villiers Works - Marston Street
Villiers Works - Marston Street
Villiers started as an offshoot of Sunbeam cycles using modern production methods at a purpose built factory. The company developed and patented a free-wheel system for bicycles. Following the death of the founder John Marston the Sunbeam company was sold but Villiers Engineering was retained by his son, Charles. The company moved in to production of engines and motor cycles. Some of the final products were engines for the Norton Commando. The works closed in 1974 a casualty of the demise of Norton Triumph and the British motorcycle industry.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 12 September, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 13 September, 2009
Category
Industrial heritage > Industrial heritage   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 910 973 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:34.4390N 2:8.0008W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 910 974
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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