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EPW022964 ENGLAND (1928). The tannery on Westgate, Chichester, 1928. This image has been produced from a damaged negative.

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EPW022964
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EAW018182
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Details

Title [EPW022964] The tannery on Westgate, Chichester, 1928. This image has been produced from a damaged negative.
Reference EPW022964
Date August-1928
Link
Place name CHICHESTER
Parish CHICHESTER
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 485407, 104735
Longitude / Latitude -0.78700393315557, 50.83527641909
National Grid Reference SU854047

Pins

Chimney clearly suggest a process that requires a source of heat as in baking or in terms of power generation as in milling.

Maurice
Wednesday 12th of December 2012 09:34:53 AM
Is this the original farm house around which both farm and farm based industrial buildings have been erected.

Maurice
Wednesday 12th of December 2012 09:33:23 AM
Surely this is a road. There is insufficient evidence to suggest a station platform... no lights or signs.

Maurice
Wednesday 12th of December 2012 09:32:05 AM
Sack hoist suggests an industry that required materials to start at the the top of the building - as in milling.

Maurice
Wednesday 12th of December 2012 09:28:42 AM
Gates from farm or industry to the road.

Maurice
Wednesday 12th of December 2012 09:27:33 AM
Is this someone sitting on a bench waiting for a train?

Billiken
Thursday 8th of November 2012 12:09:39 PM
Station building?

Tiny Tim
Thursday 8th of November 2012 04:46:24 AM
End of railway platform?

Tiny Tim
Thursday 8th of November 2012 04:44:31 AM
Dutch barns, looks like one contains straw bales

chiffchaffbirdy
Wednesday 18th of July 2012 03:49:59 PM
Heavily glazed and louvred factory building. a business requiring lots of ventilation and natural light. possibly fabric or chemicals?

chiffchaffbirdy
Wednesday 18th of July 2012 03:49:11 PM

User Comment Contributions

This tannery can be seen in the distance in photo EAW018169 taken 16th August 1948.

Class31
Sunday 21st of December 2014 05:53:02 PM
Research of these records may be helpful: http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/A2A/records.aspx?cat=182-ams10810&cid=-1#-1

Paula-in-Chi
Wednesday 30th of April 2014 11:30:44 AM
Dear all,



I've been having a look at this and I think it's the tannery inbetween the River Lavant and Westgate, on the west side of Chichester. Would you agree?



Yours, Katy

Britain from Above cataloguing Team Leader

Katy Whitaker
Tuesday 28th of May 2013 05:29:09 PM
Yes, I would say that's spot on.

Tony D
Monday 29th of April 2013 01:19:18 PM
Everything fits as you suggest. Well done Katy. It is really good that you have identified this one which has evaded everybody for so long. This encourages me to revisit those which are unidentified(but without any expectations of success!)

Class31
Monday 29th of April 2013 02:53:19 PM
I looked at this location back in January, and was blind! As, clearly, was the person waiting for a train.

Dylan Moore
Tuesday 28th of May 2013 05:29:09 PM
Hi Tony D and Class31, thanks for following up on my post of this morning. I'll include this one in the work I'm doing to update located images!



It's really interesting looking back over the "conversation" about this image. Now I'm wondering why it didn't occur to me sooner that the site was a tannery...but contributors were on the right lines thinking about a "light" industry that would have buildings with these characteristics. I've never visited Baker and Co (http://www.jfjbaker.co.uk/index.php) but it would be very instructive to compare their premises.



Yours, Katy

Katy Whitaker
Wednesday 1st of May 2013 01:27:23 PM
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/A2A/records.aspx?cat=182-ams10810&cid=-1#-1



This tannery was here before the 1790s!

Katy Whitaker
Wednesday 1st of May 2013 01:27:23 PM
"In 1937 British Cellophane set up production on a site in Bridgwater, when unemployment levels in the town were high. The new buildings covered 59 acres (240,000 m2) of the former Sydenham Manor fields, and had direct railway access."



The above quote from Wikipedia satisfies thge query re road/rail and accounts for the ventilation. In view of the date of the photo could this be the precursor?

Paolo
Tuesday 12th of March 2013 03:02:09 PM
I think this might be a small pottery or ceramic tile factory. Natural light is needed for hand painting, the chimney may be for a kiln, hence the pigeon box vent on the shed next door. Open sided buildings might be drying sheds. The far building looks like a railway station, I've marked where it looks like the platform ends. Textile and chemical processes usually require a good water supply (and not just for power) there doesn't seem to be one here.

Tiny Tim
Thursday 8th of November 2012 04:57:03 AM