SU1584 : Garrard Factory, Fleming way - close-up of part

taken 38 years ago, near to Swindon, Great Britain

Garrard Factory, Fleming way - close-up of part
Garrard Factory, Fleming way - close-up of part
This view shows part of the factory, on the corner of Newcastle Street and Fleming Way. The Fleming Way frontage of the factory was particularly badly affected by the fire in the late 1950's, so this part probably dates from after then. Fleming Way itself didn't exist when the factory was built. Istead on this frontage was the former Wilts & Berks Canal. Fleming Way was built on part of the canal's line. The factory was originally used by a firm called Grundy, who made rope and sails in the First World War. Garrard moved their record deck business from London to this factory in 1919.

The record decks and record changers produced here, were thought by many people to be the best in the world. A few years after purchase by a Brazilian company, production here ceased but the factory was not demolished until the 1990's. The purchasers later came to an arrangement in 1997 with a British firm, Loricraft Audio, based in nearby Lambourn, for them to use the Garrard name for their range of handbuilt decks and restorations. SU1584 : Fleming Way and the now demolished Garrard Factory.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 18 January, 1983   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 12 November, 2009
Category
Factory (disused)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 156 848 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:33.7443N 1:46.5810W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 156 849
View Direction
Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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