Photograph of the Boulton Paul Apprentices in 1956
Boulton Paul was a very important aircraft company in the early days of flight up to the 1960s.
Originally based in Norfolk the company had outgrown its premises by the 1930s and came to Wolverhampton under a government relocation scheme.
Most of the employees came with the company.
Boulton Paul joined the Dowty Group in 1961 and were by then largely an aircraft component manufacturer.