Royal honour for Smedley workers

The Future King George VI is shown around a machine room at Lea Mill by owner J Marsden-Smedley
The Future King George VI is shown around a machine room at Lea Mill by owner J Marsden-Smedley

Workers at John Smedley’s factory in Lea were treated to a big surprise when a member of the royal family paid them a visit.

The Future King George VI is shown here around a machine room at Lea Mill by owner J Marsden-Smedley.

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