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EPW021332 ENGLAND (1928). Scammell Motor Works, Watford, 1928

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Details

Title [EPW021332] Scammell Motor Works, Watford, 1928
Reference EPW021332
Date 27-May-1928
Link
Place name WATFORD
Parish
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 509798, 195491
Longitude / Latitude -0.41287677035452, 51.647014763942
National Grid Reference TQ098955

Pins


LyndaB
Thursday 5th of November 2015 02:32:39 PM
Scammell trucks

Billy Turner
Tuesday 8th of September 2015 05:04:03 PM
LMSR Croxley Green Branch

John Swain
Monday 5th of August 2013 11:08:00 AM
Hagden Lane and new suburban development at Kelmscott Crescent.

John Swain
Monday 5th of August 2013 10:52:57 AM
Belgrave Avenue at junction with Hagden Lane

John Swain
Monday 5th of August 2013 10:50:13 AM
Lorry Works built in 1922, with plenty of space for later expansion in the 1930s and 1940s.

John Swain
Monday 5th of August 2013 10:48:04 AM

John Swain
Monday 5th of August 2013 10:46:06 AM
Watford West Station

LesMead
Thursday 16th of May 2013 11:46:57 AM

User Comment Contributions

This fine image of the 1922 works at Scammell Lorries, West Watford, is worth including because of the importance of the factory as a major source of employment from 1922 until 1987.

John Swain
Monday 5th of August 2013 11:11:49 AM
Alfred & James Scammell built a revolutionary articulated vehicle which was subsequently exhibited at the Olympia Motor Show in 1921. Their restricted London premises proved inadequate for the completion of the new contracts and so they purchased land on Tolpits lane, west Watford, for the construction of a large new factory in the following year, on the south-east side of Watford West station. The initial work force was 60 men. The company survived the 1930s' Depression by building more durable and innovative commercial vehicles and production was further boosted by the outbreak of war in September 1939.



Postwar demand for Scammells' lorries decreased and there was a merger with Leyland in 1955. Just over 30 years later, it was announced that the factory was to close with the loss of 650 jobs. The site is now a residential area, with one of the local roads called Scammell Way.

John Swain
Monday 5th of August 2013 11:06:45 AM