WW1 Great War Centenary - Manufacturing in Wolverhampton

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Sunbeam Ltd


John Marston's Sunbeamland produced aero engines, components and general machining together with shell parts. The factory continued with the production of cycles including large orders of the 'Military Sunbeam' for the French Government. Of the 830 employees 230 were female.

The company resumed after the war and continues as the specialist Marston Aerospace division of UTC Aerospace Systems.

The factory building has been empty for many years and is now finally being converted to apartments.

SO9198 : Sunbeamland - Paul Street by John M
The former cycle factory on the fringe of the town centre will be converted to apartments after lying derelict for many years.
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SO9198 : A new future for Sunbeamland by John M
The locally listed former cycle factory has been derelict for many years whilst developers have proposed various uses. At last conversion to apartments is underway and the building is currently being transformed.
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SO9197 : Sunbeamland - Pool Street by John M
Works are underway at last to convert the former cycle factory into apartments.
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SO9197 : Looking into Sunbeamland by John M
The sheds within the courtyard have been demolished. The concrete lift shaft suggests further construction work is planned.
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SO9197 : Sunbeamland - Jeddo Street by John M
Former cycle factory awaiting transformation into apartments.
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