The General Electric Company, Swinton

Morphy Richards, Talbot Road, Swinton - 20.06.17

Morphy Richards, Swinton

The presence of this company in Swinton began at the end of World War Two, on land off Talbot Road. The Birmingham Cooker Works of the General Electric Company (G.E.C.) acquired a former munitions factory and at its peak, it occupied some 24 acres, and employed 1200 people, exclusively producing electric cookers. The company was later acquired by Morphy Richards and is still in operation today.

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