How Have They Survived? The Future? Case Studies

Business Link identifies approximately 2,074 businesses in Stroud today (2003).

Although 50% of these have grown up in the last 50 years, it is interesting to note that 12 businesses were established in the 1800s and have managed to survive and adapt through a complete century.

Baileys paints at Griffin Mill, Stroud Metal Company and wool production at Lodgemore Mill (first mentioned in the 1400s) have all survived over the years... 


From January 2016, this website is managed by Stroud Local History Society

GRO Lodgemore Mil before the fire of 1871
GRO Lodgemore Mill July 2003
GRO Griffin Mill 2003 IMG 1694