Friday, September 22, 2017

John Corbett

The name John Corbett is known to many local residents.

He started his life in the industrial Black Country, and these roots helped him build factories from which he would amass a fortune.

He moved to Bromsgrove where he restored the local Salt Industry at Stoke Prior. The profits enabled him to build the imposing Chateau Impney, and to encourage tourists to Droitwich by building and promoting the use of the brine pools and so making Droitwich a Spa Town.

He cared for the local people and supported local families by giving the salt workers a “living wage”, and he developed and provided educational, social, and religious facilities for the people living in Dodderhill, Stoke and Droitwich.

Barbara Middlemass, the local authority on John Corbett, has contributed the following articles (See Read More below):

John Corbett Portrait
Chateau Impney - the home John Corbett built for his family

Chateau Impney – the home John Corbett built for his family

The Almshouses at Wychbold, which John Corbett built for 'decayed saltworkers'

The Almshouses at Wychbold, which John Corbett built for “decayed saltworkers”

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