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Oldham Historical Research Group, Monthly Meeting & Talk

16 June 2021

Wednesday 16 June 2021
7pm start (login from 6:45pm)

Online on zoom
Online on zoom


'Johannes Georg Wilhelm Gruban ... a German manufacturer of munitions, in Oldham during WW1' In 1891 when Gruban was 19 he was conscripted into the German Army and served for 13 months. On being released in 1892 he moved to London with a job as agent for Kirchner, a German armaments company. This was the start of his permanent residence in England, he anglicised his name to John George William Gruban. He visited Germany from time to time and in 1902 he married Margaret Huldechinsky in Berlin, she came to live with him in London. In 1908 he bought shares in an Oldham engineering company, Haigh & Co., which had works on Plane Street. He became the Managing Director and the company’s name was changed to Haigh, Gruban & Co. Ltd. An illustrated talk given by Dorothy Bintley on zoom. Booking on Eventbrite (link on our website) or book through our website email address.

Entry fee: Free

Contact: Sheila Goodyear
01706 847772

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