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Sir Alfred Owen – Birmingham and Black Country Lives

Find out more about one of the West Midland’s most prominent industrialists. Sir Alfred Owen inherited the engineering firm of Rubery Owen aged just 21, and soon turned it into one of the UK’s leading companies.

Along the way he became involved in Formula One racing and Sir Donald Campbell’s attempt to break the world land speed record…



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