EPW052211 ENGLAND (1936). The Williamson Manufacturing Co Camera Works and The Gas Light & Coke Co Gas Apparatus Works, Willesden, 1936

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Title [EPW052211] The Williamson Manufacturing Co Camera Works and The Gas Light & Coke Co Gas Apparatus Works, Willesden, 1936
Reference EPW052211
Date October-1936
Link
Place name WILLESDEN
Parish
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 522396, 184453
Longitude / Latitude -0.23471347781145, 51.545202775169
National Grid Reference TQ224845

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Parkfield Road

Hanoi
Saturday 29th of November 2014 04:03:33 AM
Rear gate entrance to the fire station.

Chris Luck
Wednesday 4th of September 2013 04:04:30 PM
Willesden Fire Station, built in 1934.

Chris Luck
Wednesday 4th of September 2013 12:30:42 PM
Litchfield Gardens.

Chris Luck
Wednesday 4th of September 2013 12:22:07 PM

Chris Luck
Wednesday 4th of September 2013 12:20:27 PM
Tower Road, presumably named after the tower at the rear of the fire station.

Chris Luck
Wednesday 4th of September 2013 12:19:37 PM
The Gas Light & Coke Co Gas Apparatus Works. In later life it became the North Thames Gas spares department. Demolished in the 1990's, now occupied by a housing estate.

Chris Luck
Wednesday 4th of September 2013 12:08:42 PM
Two northlight units added since 1921, compare image EPW006176

Chris Luck
Wednesday 4th of September 2013 12:02:11 PM
The Office block has been doubled in size compared with the image taken in 1921 - EPW006176

Chris Luck
Wednesday 4th of September 2013 12:01:12 PM
Williamson Manufacturing Co Camera Works.

Chris Luck
Wednesday 4th of September 2013 08:09:41 AM
Dudden Hill School

Peter the Poet
Saturday 24th of August 2013 10:07:49 PM
Peter, your bearings are a bit off here. This is Pound Lane School, Dudden Hill School can be seen in image EPW006175.

Chris Luck
Wednesday 4th of September 2013 08:05:44 AM

User Comment Contributions

The factory was established (circa 1912-14?) by pioneer movie maker James Williamson who had previously been based in Hove. It manufactured aerial cameras which were used by the RFC in WWI and RAF in WWII. After WWII the demand for aerial cameras dwindled and they turned to X-ray film processing then diversified into specialist pump manufacture. The factory was demolished in the mid 1980's and the plot is now occupied by an old peoples home.

Chris Luck
Wednesday 4th of September 2013 12:03:39 PM