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Alfred Ellis was born some time in the early 19th century and in the 1940’s working for his farther a woollen merchant in Norwood Green between Halifax and Bradford.
Alfred brought finished cloth by pack mule to Wakefield Market to sell
And looked round for a return load to tack back he picked up loads from Nelsons Foundry in Calder Vale Road and was fascinated with the casting of brass and iron.

Learning enough to set up his own brass foundry in 1850 located in stables of the Old Crown Inn known as the old crown yard Northgate Wakefield.
And began the produce finish brass fittings bearings miners lamps and for Charles Roberts wagon works Ings Road he made axle boxes and bearings.
He also made pumps and bearings for Sutcliffe’s that made coal cutter and mining equipment.
He was a large man of his day six feet two inch and weighing over twenty six stone.
As well as running the foundry he became the licensee of the Old Crown Inn.
He had three sons Stephen Henry, Willie and Marsden and the business became Alfred Ellis and sons the last of which was the designer and patent of the Ellis Burner used in the miners lamps.
The business moved to Kirkgate to premises known as Grove iron works brought from Joseph Rhodes & sons engineers and tool makers. The new foundry became to be called The Old Crown Works Kirkgate.
Alfred Ellis & Son’s Ltd {became a limited company in 1939}

During the Second World War 1939-45 some 200 men were employed producing some 12,000 tons of ingots and billets, with a variety of castings and machined products.
Ingots wear supplied to other founders and around 20% is exported, Principally to Sweden Norway and Spain some 50 tones a week were produced.
Ellis engineering as sow many foundries closed in 2004
And now a car park

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Title:History of a car park
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Uploaded:6 Mar 2010 - 8:33 PM
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metro074
metro074 e2 Member 5metro074 vcard Australia8 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2010 - 8:43 PM

A very clever and ceative montage
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DavePrince
6 Mar 2010 - 8:52 PM

A very interesting collection of images and history lesson.

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bromley-smith
6 Mar 2010 - 8:55 PM

Fabulous montage, excellent write up.
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Roly  7 Wales
6 Mar 2010 - 9:43 PM

A clever idea and a super montage.Interesting write up too.

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EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2010 - 10:44 PM

Both your write-up and your image are fascinating and so well composed.

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rockfish  5 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2010 - 10:57 PM

Wonderful image telling a moving story.
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7 Mar 2010 - 5:29 AM

An excellent image, with a very interesting write-up. Carol

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7 Mar 2010 - 5:58 AM

Excellent and very creative. Interesting write-up........Sandy

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TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
7 Mar 2010 - 3:32 PM

An excellent montage, Brian, very well put together, and a very interesting write-up, too.
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AshTree  51702 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
10 Mar 2010 - 6:45 PM

This is so well put together, and with such excellent background information to go with it - really brought the images in the montage alive.

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GalleryGirl
12 Mar 2010 - 8:47 PM

Terrific work. Well done on the write-up too.

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13 Mar 2010 - 7:29 PM

Brilliant image well put together, interesting write up.
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14 Mar 2010 - 3:14 PM

excellent compilation
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Great image/work - well done !

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thomasellis
20 Jan 2011 - 3:00 PM

Can anyone tell me how I can get hold of the original photos in this montage?

Or how I can download this image?

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