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Along the Moors - Donnington

C&W Walker

The Midland Ironworks In 1900
The Midland Ironworks In 1900

Until 1979, the ornate clock tower perched above the A518 roundabout in Donnington, stood on the roof of C&W Walker’s Midland Ironworks, providing an audible blast to employees and local people during the working day with its distinctive siren. From humble roots, the company, which was best-known for the manufacture of gas storage equipment, eventually became a world-leader, supplying goods all over the world from its Station Road headquarters.