His son John played a major role in developing the business and the family became wealthy pillars and benefactors of the community. A generation later, his grandson Thomas invested heavily around the turn of the century, but competition, war and recession led to failure of the company, a fate to overwhelm all other similar companies which had played a major part in the economy of Jackfield and Broseley for over a hundred years.
This is the story of three generations of the Doughty family which enhanced the reputation of the district as a major centre for the manufacture of bricks and roofing tiles and contributed so much to the local economy but whose mine had such unprecedented consequences for the history of Jackfield.
Join us on Thursday 2nd February 2023 at 7.30pm.
Venue: St Georges and Priorslee Parish Centre, St Georges, TF29LJ
All welcome but please note that for Non-Members of the WHG there will be a charged of £2.50.