Description - Making Cars at Crewe by Peter Ollerhead
Illustrated with over 80 photographs and focusing on the experiences of its employees, this book explains how the establishment of a Merlin aero engine factory was thwarted by the problems of building on a greenfield site, a chronic need for housing and a strike were followed by a bombing raid in 1940, in which seventeen employees were killed.
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(244mm x 172mm x 10mm)
The History Press Ltd
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Author Biography - Peter Ollerhead
Peter Ollerhead served an apprenticeship at Rolls-Royce from 1952 to 1958, and worked there until the mid '60s. He left to train as a teacher, and retired in 1998. Peter now runs a bookshop in Crewe and is a keen local historian. This is his first book.