SO8217 : Moreland's match factory, Gloucester

taken 4 years ago, near to Hempsted, Gloucestershire, Great Britain

Moreland's match factory, Gloucester
Moreland's match factory, Gloucester
Now this is a small trading estate. But originally, it was the home of England's Glory matches, made originally by Samuel J Moreland who built a factory not far from here in 1867. This building was erected in 1911, a few years before the company was taken over by Bryant & May. Matches were produced here until the 1970s. There's a good deal of local support for illuminating the "England's Glory" sign, which was originally lit at night but which has been switched off since the factory closed.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 13 September, 2014   (more nearby)
Saturday, 13 September, 2014
Geographical Context
Business, Retail, Services 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 8278 1759 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:51.3977N 2:15.0861W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SO 8277 1762
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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