LUCAS WORKS VISITED BY HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN
On Wednesday, March 1st, during the Royal Visit to Birmingham, Her Majesty the Queen visited the main factory of Joseph Lucas Ltd., and slant a considerable time inspecting many departments and processes covering electrical
equipment manufacture, including coils,. and distributors, dynamos, starters,, instrument panels, and switchgear.
On arrival at the main offices the Queen, attended by Lady Halifax and other officials, was greeted by Mr. Peter F. Bennett and Mr. Oliver Lucas (Joint. Managing Directors) and Mr. A. B. Waring and Mr. F. H. Walker (Directors). The party then proceeded on the tour of inspection and enthusiastic Lucasworkpeople, in their thousands, gave theQueen a tremendous reception.
On the production side, the Queen. showed much interest not only in the. .excellence of the layout and working: conditions but asked many questions. regarding the technical side which. were answered by Mr. Bennett and Mr. Ineas, and she spoke to many employees. and asked them numerous questions.
Finally, the Queen passed through and inspected the main offices where she was. again received with great enthusiasm.
At the conclusion of the Royal tour, Her Majesty told Mr. Bennett and Mr. Lucas how interested she had been and congratulated them on what she had. seen, particularly th; factory lighting and working conditions in which she naturally took a special interest.