Kenilworth’s Engineering Age (1995)
64 A5 pages including 20 illustrations. £3.95. Now only £3.50
The rise of engineering firms as they replaced established industries such as brick-making and animal skin processing. Of particular note are their origins in stables, outbuildings and sheds and the subsequent transition to purpose-built industrial estates. Industrial decline since publication adds to the interest.
“When Robin Leach writes a history of something, he really writes the history of it. Stones are not left unturned. Robin Leach’s writing is sound and fluent, and his diligent research is certain to inform. If, perhaps, the subject of his second book is slightly less evocative than the first, Kenilworth’s Engineering Age still has much to recommend for anyone with a sense of local history.”
(Kenilworth Weekly News, February 1995)
“Readers….will revel in a recently published book by historian Robin Leach on Kenilworth’s industry. Fascinating stories of achievement, moments of surprise…household names in light engineering spring from each and every page. Mr Leach describes well the town’s transition from traditional industry…to a centre of light engineering and fabrication excellence.”
(Coventry Evening Telegraph, 11th February 1995)