Ferodo Brake Linings Ltd, Hayfield Road, Chapel-en-le-Frith, c 1980s

The Ferodo brake lining company (now Federal Mogul) was founded in 1897 by Herbert Frood, who developed a revolutionary new braking material in his garden shed at Combs, within the parish of Chapel. He pioneered the manufacture of woven cotton brakes for horse-drawn carts then developed more hard-wearing and heavier duty brakes for motor vehicles.