SJ6511 : Former Chad Valley Wrekin Toy Works in Wellington

taken 4 years ago, near to Wellington, Telford And Wrekin, Great Britain

Former Chad Valley Wrekin Toy Works in Wellington
Former Chad Valley Wrekin Toy Works in Wellington
Looking here like a cardboard cutout, this is the High Street side of a substantial building LinkExternal link extending along St John Street, built as a Wesleyan Methodist chapel in 1836, though the curved frontage seen here was absent until the early 1920s. A Sunday School extension was added to accommodate more than 400 children who attended regularly.

As Victorian Methodism become more popular, a larger church was built elsewhere in 1882 whereupon this building was renamed Central Hall, where groups such as Bible Reading and the YMCA met.

From 1916-1975, the building was a Chad Valley factory which made many soft toys, including the Smurfs, Flooks and Harry Corbett's glove puppets Sooty, Sweep and Soo.

Now (October 2013) in use as flats.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 10 October, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 16 October, 2013
Geographical Context
Housing, Dwellings 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 6531 1142 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:41.9602N 2:30.8865W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 6532 1144
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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