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What: Historic business site
Where: On the Bath Road (A46)
Then: Local businessman, Thomas Daniels, founded an engineering, millwrighting and foundry business in 1840. The business blossomed and provided Stroud with much employment for well over a century
Now: Following the death of Lionel Daniels in a car accident in 1958, Daniels Ltd. became a public company which was taken over by Unichrome International in 1968. The site is now an industrial estate, and home to many companies and the Meningitis Now

Thomas Daniels established an engineering, millwrighting and foundry business here in 1840. His sons, Thomas Henry and Joseph, expanded the company and began the manufacture of steam engines and other products. In 1904, the firm became a limited company and expanded rapidly, beginning the manufacture of moulding machines for the plastics industry.

Following the death of Lionel Daniels in a car accident in 1958, Daniels Ltd. became a public company which was taken over by Unichrome International in 1968. The company closed after 1988. The site is now an industrial estate which is home to many companies and Meningitis Now.

SLHS website - Daniels family and engineering company

From January 2016, this website is managed by Stroud Local History Society