Bolton Copper Works SK 024 473
In the small village of Froghall is the historic copper factory of Thomas Bolton and sons, now called Bolton Copper. Most of the factory is derelict (demolition in progress) however a large part still produces rotor bars and extruded section.
The Thomas Bolton Copperworks at Froghall (and the closed works in the nearby village of Oakamoor) are famous for the world's first transatlantic telegraph cables, which were manufactured and rolled at the plants.
During the Second World War the factories made wiring components for Spitfire fighter planes.
The Copper works are the Staffordshire Moorlands' last link to the historic copper-mining industry that was centered on the nearby Manifold Valley and its famous Ecton Copper Mines.