RepositoryCheshire Record Office
LevelCollection (Fonds)
ReferenceZCR 245
TitleAssociated Lead Manufacturers Ltd, Chester
DescriptionDelivery sheets; price schedules; and correspondence. Working notebook of Harry Slack, second chief chemist at the Chester works[1921-1959], c1920-c1927; specification book, 1932-1951; leadworks photograph albums (2) with equipment, processes, personnel and social events, 1932-1982; photographs of components for nuclear shields (no 3 for Chester works), 1956; copy Bruno Kerl's manual (in German) on metal production (1853), with annotations by A O Walker (Chester leadworks manager from 1869); photographs c1924-2001; sale particulars for leadworks offices and site; annual report, 1979; register of employees under 18, 1953-1969; Health Register, 1937; Medical Register, 1920s; 'Leadworks Prescriptions', c1910; scientific notebooks, including notebook from Lever Bros Soapworks, c1910-c1960; Leadworks Mutual Aid Society minutes, accounts and subscriptions, 1899-1943; Photographs 1924-1989; copy wages books [n.d., 1859, 1888, 1890 and 1893]; copy works valuation [1893]; copy works valuation [1908]; copy cost analyses [1894-1938]; copy works layouts and artist's impressions[1824]-1955; publicity material and publications, c1940s-c1980s
LocationParts of theis collection held offsite - consult staff
Access ConditionsAccess to records containing personal information is subject to the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018. Partly held offsite-please consult staff.
Administrative HistoryThe leadworks at Chester were erected in 1800 by Walkers, Maltby and Company. The company name was changed to Walkers, Parker and Company in the 1830's and played a significant role in Chester's industrial development in the nineteenth century. By the 1950s, the firm's name had changed again to Associated Lead Manufacturers Ltd. Most manufacturing ceased at Chester in the early 1980s, although Cookson Industrial materials continued production on a smaller site, still using the origional shot tower, during the 1990's. The headquarters of Associated Lead Manufacturers Ltd are based at Newcastle-upon-Tyne and the majority of its records are there.
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