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There was an economic recovery in the later 1930s, though not in heavy industry.  Middle class people had a better experience than working class.  >>

In 1921 about 800 men were employed at the Temple Mills Wagon Works.  About 500 wagons could be repaired and ten new-built a week 3.  

On 1 January 1923 the Great Eastern Railway Company was absorbed into the London and North Eastern Railway Company which transferred new locomotive construction from Stratford to the north of England.  Stratford continued to carry out repair work.

The Temple Mills Marshalling Yard was converted in 1930 to hump shunting operation.  The Yard had continuity of management : in 1932 the Yard Master from 1916 was replaced by Dan Rose who went through the Second World War and remained in post to the end of 1958.  

3  The Great Eastern Railway Chief Mechanical Engineer’s Department’s Memoranda Connected with the Locomotive and Carriage Works at Stratford and the Wagon Works at Temple Mills

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