EPW024557 ENGLAND (1928). Courtaulds Ltd Dunstall Hall Rayon Works and Dunstall Park racecourse, Wolverhampton, 1928

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Title [EPW024557] Courtaulds Ltd Dunstall Hall Rayon Works and Dunstall Park racecourse, Wolverhampton, 1928
Reference EPW024557
Date September-1928
Link
Place name WOLVERHAMPTON
Parish
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 390212, 300230
Longitude / Latitude -2.1445292628662, 52.599417003519
National Grid Reference SJ902002

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The two tallest chimneys were for getting rid of the fumes that came with the production of viscose fibres, the extra height was to enable the smell to clear local housing.

Triggy
Sunday 26th of January 2014 09:14:01 PM
Railway, extant in 1966, dismantled by 1987

MB
Saturday 1st of December 2012 07:06:22 PM
Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal

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Saturday 1st of December 2012 06:57:58 PM
Cooling towers

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Saturday 1st of December 2012 06:45:37 PM

User Comment Contributions

A large part, if not all, of this factory, evidently new in 1928, had gone by the late twentieth century, to be replaced largely by housing

MB
Saturday 1st of December 2012 07:07:57 PM
Dunstall Park Racecourse was new when this photograph was taken. It is also known today as Wolverhampton Racecourse

MB
Saturday 1st of December 2012 06:55:33 PM
Courtauls, a British company, was the first to produce commercially viable Rayon - in 1905. An artificial textile, rayon can imitate the feel of silk, wool cotton or linen [Wikipedia]

MB
Saturday 1st of December 2012 06:51:45 PM