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Peter Lind & Co
Peter Lind & Co
We loved this email response from the Peter Lind Company in response to our request for information "Regarding your enquiry on the 'Welgar Shredded Wheat Factory' my records show that this has actually been completed and all retention monies paid. For the avoidance of doubt you will see that the attachment...shows the snagging item being remediated"!
Another image of the first set of 18 grain silos under construction from the Peter Lind & Company archive.
The completed grain silos - photo from the Peter Lind & Company archive.
Building the silos c1925. To the left of the picture can be seen a Peter Lind lorry - Peter Lind & Company constructed the silos and the company, which is still operating today, has kindly contributed material to the Where Do You Think We Worked? project from its archive including a copy of this image.
This photo of the floor under the grain silos came from the Peter Lind & Company archive.
Peter Lind & Company's contract to build the silos called for a new departure in construction methods. Using sliding shutters enabled concreting to go on continuously day and night until the work was finished. Night shifts worked under floodlights, and the operation called for a high degree of organisation and supervision. This new technique used to erect Shredded Wheat's 5,700 tons capacity silo, with its eighteen storage bins rising up to seventy feet, proved to be considerably successful. It was undoubtedly one reason for another order being placed with the company to extend the Welwyn Garden City silo by a further twenty-seven storage bins in 1938, increasing its capacity by 8,500 tons.
A shot of the original grain silos from the Peter Lind & Company archive. Scanned from a company record book the page mentions that the capacity of the silos was 200,000 bushels.
A plan showing the dimensions of the silos from a record book held by Peter Lind & Company.
A section drawing showing the dimensions of the silos from a record book held by Peter Lind & Company.