Manufacturer showcases innovative past

Manufacturer showcases innovative past

A specialist wire manufacturer is marking its tercentenary by showcasing its innovative past, writes Jessica Brookes. Since its establishment in 1720, Webster & Horsfall, based in Hay Mills, has been developing wire and wire rope used in a plethora of objects,...
Power at Hay Mills

Power at Hay Mills

Throughout its long history, the company has followed the development in power sources; from water-power to electricity and gas. For the first half of the twentieth century the company produced their own electricity and gas at Hay Mills; a century later there is now a...
War and the Home Front at Hay Mills

War and the Home Front at Hay Mills

The company’s long history means that it has continued trading throughout much social and technological change; through economic difficulties; as well as through many periods of war. It is inevitable that this history will include direct and indirect links to the...