Sir Alfred Haslam: Marine Refrigeration Pioneer Derby by Geoff Sadler and Joan D’Arcy

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This is the story of Sir Alfred Haslam whose initiative and business acumen brought about a significant increase in the well-being of citizens, not only in Britain but also other countries. He could be regarded as one of Derby’s illustrious citizens for reasons described in this book.

Alfred Seale Haslam was a Derby born engineer who in 1876, at the age of 32, became the managing director of the newly formed Haslam Foundry and Engineering Company Ltd in City Road, Derby.

This book covers the trading life of the company. It describes the factory, the workforce, refrigeration machinery and finally the person who was Alfred together with his family.