War memorial at B&Q
Published:  19 August, 2010

STAFFORDSHIRE: The names of employees killed during the two world wars who worked for a joinery company in Burton are being sought to add to memorial plaques.

The joinery production and timber importer, Sharp Bros & Knight traded in Burton for over 100 years before the factory in Shobnall Road was demolished in 2007 and replaced by the new B&Q store.

Ron Duckett, 81, is seeking to track down descendants of employees who used to work for in a bid to record their names before the plaques are erected at B&Q.

Mr Duckett said: I am keen to try to trace any more descendants of employees at the firm to add their names to the plaques and, equally, to see if we can share any more information on the history of the company, such as old photographs and documents for the website dedicated to SBK."

Mr Duckett, who worked for the company for 35 years, runs a website, www.rduckett.clara.net/sbk, about the joinery and its staff.




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