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EPW001696 ENGLAND (1920). Richmond and Richmond Bridge, Richmond, 1920

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Details

Title [EPW001696] Richmond and Richmond Bridge, Richmond, 1920
Reference EPW001696
Date June-1920
Link
Place name RICHMOND
Parish
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 517656, 174266
Longitude / Latitude -0.30644258661027, 51.454644605114
National Grid Reference TQ177743

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The distinctive saw-tooth roof ridges of the 'Old Drill Hall' at 31 Townshend Terrace. In 1912-13 this building was used by aviation pioneer R. L. Howard-Flanders as a factory to build his Flanders monoplanes. In 1915 it was taken over by Mr. J. A. Whitehead, to found the Whitehead Aircraft Company. As the company expanded to include new erecting shops and an aerodrome at Hanworth Park near Feltham, this building was referred to as 'the old works.' In the 1920's it was used for manufacturing celluloid by Messrs. Greenhill & Sons Ltd. In 1947 the building, then being used as a washing machine factory, was severely damaged by fire when tonnes of celluloid waste being stored by a scrap dealer in a building on the oppossite of Townshend Terrace spontaneously combusted. Six people in adjoining residential properties died of burns, leading to a public inquiry.

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Friday 28th of March 2014 11:56:36 AM
Possibly Manor Road Garage, owned by Whitehead Aircraft during WW1 and auctioned off after the company went bankrupt at the end of hostilities.

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Whitehead Aircraft factory, Manor Park

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Raleigh Road United Church

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