The Bugle’s recent coverage of the Bilston Knight has encouraged Mrs Y. Watts of Brake Farm, Plymouth, to put pen to paper to tell us all about her husband's former employer: "This letter is written on behalf of my husband Maurice who was very interested to read the feature in the Bugle concerning The Unresolved Tale of the Bilston Knight.
During the 1960s we lived in Wolverhampton and my husband worked at Wolverhampton Ironfounders Ltd. of Crown Street, Wolverhampton, a works that also made armoured knight fire frets, armoured knight poker sets, crocodile nutcrackers, and a large leaf fruit dish amongst many other similar items. The initials W.I.F. were stamped into the back of the items that were made.
“The firm was owned by a man known to everyone as Harry Law who was a hands-on sort of boss and never asked anyone to do anything he couldn't do himself, but sadly, like so many other companies of a similar ilk, Wolverhampton Ironfounders no longer exist.
“I have managed to locate the letter (letterhead above) upon which my husband's reference was written when he left Wolverhampton to come to Plymouth to live. I hope this may prove interesting to other readers, perhaps even former employees of W.I.F. Ltd.