Wolverton Works online

Recording the history of the World's longest continually operating railway Works

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Gemini Rail Services has been formed to operate Wolverton Works and Springburn in Glasgow from November 2018. Knorr Bremse Rail Services Ltd accounts lodged at Companies House show that a loss in excess of £20million was reported in the five years of their oeration. We wish the new owners of the business every success.

 

 

Welcome to Wolverton Works online. Site updated 2 December 2018.    St Modwen continue to block the Wolverton Works WW1 Memorial. The WW1 Memorial to the Wolverton Works' men who died is seen below. St Modwen has consistently declined to assist with its siting despite being a £885million listed company who own the Works.

The Full Works is the official book published to commemorate the Works' 175th anniversary in September 2013. It is still available from the author priced £6.50 including P&P from: Mr P Marsh, 14 Milton Road, Willen Village, MK15 9AD.

 

War Memorial fund

Working with Dave Hilliard from Wolverton Works, Phil Marsh has donated £1000 from the anniversary book to the World War One War Memorial fund. Dave has raised several thousands of pounds working tirelessly towards the project completion.

 

This commemorates each of the 213 Wolverton Works men who gave their lives in this conflict. For some reason, the LNWR did not erect a War memorial to them. and we resolved to rectify this omission.

 

Dave Hilliard, supported by Knorr-Bremse, raised the required amount and the memorial (above left) remains to be unveiled being actively blocked by St Modwen who do not respond to questions about the project.

 

 

 

         

This has spurred Mike Boyd to take direct and public action and has diaplayed a full sized replica of the Memorial in the Square at Wolverton with the following inscription:

 

WOLVERTON WORKS MEMORIAL

1914-1918

This is a reproduction of a marble memorial. It was created several years ago following research by David Hilliard, a training manager at the Works, with support from Knorr-Bremse RailServices.

The memorial is a panel displaying, in six columns, 214 names based upon the LNWR Roll of Honour of those employed at the Wolverton Works.

The plaque is large, about 8 feet by 4 feet. Its weight demands an appropriate permanent installation. It had been intended that it be sited next to the current works entrance, on the Stratford Road. But negotiations with St Modwens, the site’s owner, failed to agree this placement.

It is currently held in storage by the makers, RGR Memorials of Old, Northamptonshire.

Representatives of Wolverton & Greenleys Town Council are negotiating a suitable location.

This memorial is significant to many in Wolverton and its surrounding communities.

 

 

 

 

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Pictures depict General Haigs Wolverton built train, Wolverton residents inspecting a Wolverton WW1 Ambulance Train, the LNWR Roll of Honour and Mike Boyds life sized replica on display in Wolverton.