The Kays Heritage Group provides these web-site links to related sites in the interests of furthering any researches into the company’s heritage. The Group cannot be held accountable or take any responsibility for any of the content on these linked sites.
Skarratt – A detailed web site containing an ever expanding collection of information on the family of Skarratt and its history. It was John Skarratt, who in the 1790s, started his watch and clock making business in Worcester and was the founder of the business that employed a young WK Kay in the 1870s. The company was eventually amalgamated into Kay & Co Ltd of Worcester in 1896.
Didcot Railway Centre – Home of the Great Western Society and its unique collection of Great Western Railway steam engines, coaches, wagons, buildings and small relics and a recreation of Brunel’s broad gauge railway. Several Kays clocks are preserved here.
Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway – “the friendly line in the Cotswolds”. This organisation operates the railway between Toddington, Gloucestershire, Winchcombe and Cheltenham Racecourse. The preservation of both steam and diesel locomotives along with rolling stock and the associated infrastructures is carried out be volunteers.
Severn Valley Railway – The official web-site for the working steam railway that runs from Kidderminster to Bridgnorth and details the history and preservation of this historic railway. A Kays railway platform clock is preserved in working order on platform 2 at Bewdley station.
STEAM – the museum of the Great Western Railway. This is the site for the museum located in Swindon, which preserves the history of the Great Western Railway. Several Kays pocket watches and a clock feature in the displays.
University of Worcester – The University is the custodian of the entire heritage collection. Researchers, academics and students with a genuine need to examine the collection may contact the University direct at http://www.worc.ac.uk/ils/635.htm