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Lewis and Hole foundry

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Lewis and Hole Ltd, 1946 - 1996 by Tony Youles

The foundry at Dudbridge, Stroud closed in 1995 to make way for a Sainsburys supermarket. GSIA made a photographic and video record of the processes and interviewed some of the employees. This article gives an account of the history of the firm.

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The foundry in 1995 prior to demolition in 1996