JAMES FERN WEBSTER


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In 1877, Webster started to build a factory at Hollywood, Birmingham adjacent to his home, Solihull Lodge. Despite local opposition, the blue brick building was finally demolished in 1994 to make way for starter homes. Not long before, Solihull Lodge was demolished to make way for a block of flats.

Solihull Lodge

The factory, adjacent to Solihull Lodge.

The factory is demolished

Tom Hubard, centre, of Kings Norton, Assistant Caster to foreman Jimmy Burton (who cast the first Aluminium ingot) at the Works, Solihull Lodge.

Campaign to stop the demolition

Tom Hubard contacts Arthur Fern Shaw in 1939

The Factory