Willenhall History Society

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yale worksThe imposing facade of Yale Locks reflects the importance of the lock industry to Willenhall.  Locks were still made here in 2000 though the number of people employed in the industry has declined.  

The family owned back yard workshops are now long gone but the proud history of locks in Willenhall can be studied at Willenhall Lock Museum, which includes a working workshop.

(in 2007 this building was demolished and lock manufacturing in Willenhall has now virtually ceased)