In this article, Brian Rollings tells the story of how he researched his family history, discovering his connection with the Lisle family, of Star cars fame, and how he looked for a Star car to buy.  It continues with the story of his own family and their firm Wilton Pressings (later Rollings Holdings) of Birmingham.

The Rollings from Deep Dale to Wolverhampton

1785 to 1913

by Brian John Rollings

I carried out the research on which this story is based from July 1998. I have told the story as the story of my research rather than as a chronological history of the family. It is the story so far. I would be glad to hear from anyone who has any information about the Rollings and Lisle families in Wolverhampton, or about the Star and its associated companies, or about the Rollings and their companies in Birmingham.

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