SU1584 : Garrard Factory, Newcastle Street

taken 38 years ago, near to Swindon, Great Britain

Garrard Factory, Newcastle Street
Garrard Factory, Newcastle Street
This was the main Garrard factory and had long frontages to both Newcastle Street and Fleming Way. The Newcastle Street frontage, as can be seen in this view, was partially hidden by the large trees. The factory mainly made gramophone record decks, for which it was renowned, but during the Second World War it made a lot of clocks. Garrard was taken over by a Brazilian company in 1979, and continued to decline, unable to compete with Japanese competition. The factory was demolished in the 1990's, having ceased manufacture about 1982. Along the frontage to Newcastle Street, new housing has been built. Most of the remainder of the site became a B & Q store and a branch of Halfords. B & Q have gone elsewhere and been replaced by a branch of The Range.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 18 January, 1983   (more nearby)
Thursday, 12 November, 2009
Factory (disused)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 156 847 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:33.7065N 1:46.5639W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 156 847
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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