The Wolverhampton City Council's Archives and Local Studies Service in the West Midlands, England, has been awarded a grant of nearly £36,500 to create the Smith, Son and Wilkie Archive by The National Archives. City Archivist Heidi McIntosh said the information would be "invaluable to local historians." The information available includes a wealth of material on well-known local companies, including lock manufacturer Benjamin Walters and Company and brick manufacturers Adam Boulton and Co Ltd.
The plan is to also get local people involved with the project. "As there are so many local businesses involved, we are hoping to involve volunteers and local history societies, particularly former employees or their families who might have memories to share," explained Heidi.
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