HistoryThe first maker of water taps, James Payne, owned a small factory in Water Lane. Peter G Chrimes, a plumber in the town, patented an improvement in these taps, and for the purpose of manufacturing them, founded the firm of Guest and Chrimes.
A full comprehensive history can be found here:
Rotherham United football club purchased the site in 2010 to build their New York Stadium and have since applied to have the Grade II listed building entirely demolished but no work has started as yet and the factory itself is up for sale for redevelopment:
Here is an interesting short video of workers leaving the factory at the end of their shift:
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