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W F Giles & Sons Ltd

The years after the 1939-1945 war were eventful for the Forest of Dean, with coal mining on the decline and an urgent need to attract new industry and develop existing industries.

This story (see Blue book) tells of the impact made by BAF, Rank Xerox on the small Cinderford firm of W F Giles & Sons.

The Blue Book is available to view at the Xerox Museum in Mitcheldean Town Hall

In addition thanks to the genorosity of the WICKSTEAD family, the much larger book with superb photos is also now available at the Xerox Museum.

The photos below are a few extracts from book.


Acknowledgement from Sir John Davis on his Knighthood
W F Giles & RX the abbreviated version
W F Giles & RX the full version