Geo H Lawrence Ltd
Biographical Account: George Lawrence completed his apprenticeship as a razor grinder, however, he soon became interested in safety razors. In 1913 he started manufacturing them himself where he lived in Southgrove Road, with only a handful of workers employed. By 1932, after two moves to larger premises, the company moved to Laurel Works on Nursery Street. George Lawrence was a great philanthropist, spending vast sums of money on many different charitable causes. Sadly George Lawrence was killed in the Sheffield Blitz in 1940. He had been at home when the bombing had started and when he could not get through to the works by phone, he rushed in his car with food and drinks for his staff to help them. The factory received a direct hit and nine people, including George Lawrence, died.