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There were two important iron foundries in Hungerford - Gibbons and Cottrell's. They became big employers, and both firms were known for the high quality of their work.

Each premises now has a separate section in the Virtual Museum. Follow the links below:

- Gibbons "Kennet" Iron Works

- Cottrell's Eddington Works

Close by in Eddington was Hardings Steam Traction proprietors. They opened on the opposite (south) side of the road in 1911, and operated until 1918 when the site was sold to the Barr family, who opened the timber mill on the site (now Garden Art).