SK2321 : Branston Depot - the original home of Branston Pickle

near to Branston, Staffordshire, Great Britain

Branston Depot - the original home of Branston Pickle
Branston Depot - the original home of Branston Pickle
Branston Depot is situated on Burton Road, Branston, Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire. It was built in 1915 as the National Machine Gun Factory and was then taken over by Crosse and Blackwell in the 1920s, with the village giving its name to the world famous pickle that was first produced there. In the 1930s it became a silk factory and was taken over by the Army in the Second World War as their Central Ordnance Depot. They remained there until the 1960s, when it then became Home Office stores, supplying prisons and storing the former AFS 'Green Goddess' fire engines. The 'Green Goddesses', which were used by the military during national firefighters' strikes, moved to a store at nearby Marchington at the end of the 1980s. In 2004, part of the Depot was leased to B&Q and is operated as a distribution depot for them by the logistics firm TNT. A massive fire at the beginning of 2006, destroyed millions of pounds worth of fitted kitchens stock and the warehouse centred on SK23552162.
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Monday, 24 July, 2006   (more nearby)
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Monday, 24 July, 2006
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Depot   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 2327 2127 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:47.3103N 1:39.3835W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 2327 2118
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