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Introduction

“The past is a source of knowledge, and the future is a source of hope. Love of the past implies faith in the future.”
Stephen E. Ambrose

Dear history enthusiasts,

Dear design professionals,

Dear healthy living supporters,

Dear foodies,

Dear home-making devotees,

Dear AGA fans,

 

Dear readers,

AGA and its family of brands have an amazing history. The people behind them are remarkable and they came together to tell tell stories of social change. I have been researching them for nearly a year and the more I dig the more I find of interest. Now why not ensure that AGA fans everywhere can receive access to the stories and hopefully add to the records. So here goes with the AGA history blog.

When I started my research the history booklet ‘How the AGA became an icon’ had just gone out. Months later I set about producing a ‘Part Two’. This time focusing on the AGA heating tradition and featuring the history of Rayburn and Stanley. ‘AGA-Rayburn: a heart-warming story’ was launched during the Home and Hearth Exhibition in Harrogate.

What I discovered in the company archives motivated me to go one step further and explore more archive sources. I undertook a visit to the foundry in Ironbridge where you can feel the magnetism of the place and the art of smelting iron – laying foot on the very place where the Industrial Revolution in Britain started in 1707. Going through the minute books of AGA Heat and Allied Ironfounders from 1930s to the 1950s, I had the chance to see not only how passionate W.T.Wren(CEO) and his team were but also to gain insight into their exceptional management and design flair – they were certainly people way ahead of their time.

The channel welcomes the stories of AGA owners from all over the world – including stories sent to us when AGA was in search of the oldest AGA in UK. Information on our brands would be gratefully received.

I hope you enjoy the AGA History Channel.

Sincerely Yours,

Silvena Toncheva

AGA Rangemaster Group Researcher