When Cheryl from William Lane Foundry contacted me in 2017, the historian in me was instantly intrigued. Established in 1862, William Lane is Middlesbrough’s oldest surviving foundry. Unfortunately, this fascinating provenance was neither reflected nor celebrated in their previous website.
With claims to fame, such as working on the Tornado and Puffing Billy steam engines and providing custom parts for the James Bond Lotus from The Spy who Loved Me, William Lane Foundry had a lot of stories to tell.
Their new website, which I completed in late 2017, rightly now revives that history and was (and continues to be) one of the most interesting projects I have worked on.
Owen Mulpetre ©2018
Established in 1862, we’re Middlesbrough’s oldest surviving foundry!
Whether you’re an individual looking to bring your ideas to life in metal, a council or community group seeking expert metalwork restoration, or an engineering firm searching for fast, high quality manufacturing production, you’ve come to the right place. Specialists in one off custom projects, we can be far more flexible than bigger, mass production foundries. Between our four production experts, we have almost 150 years of experience and it really shows in the love and care we put into our work.
Website address: www.williamlanefoundry.uk