The Butterley Company




The product of over 2 years work, this lavishly illustrated DVD by Mike Frost and Tim Castledine tells the story of the Butterley Company from its founding in 1791 to 2009.

It shows the company’s achievements, from the roof of St Pancras station to the Falkirk Wheel, and details the lives of its founders and of the Wright family who owned it for over a century. Finally it describes its sad decline, exacerbated by mergers and asset-stripping, leading to its closure.