The Great West Road

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Our next event is a beautifully illustrated talk about the history of the Great West Road on Thursday 8 July at 7.30 (via Zoom). Our speaker, James Marshall, is the author of  The History of the Great West Road: its social and economic influence on the surrounding area. James was formerly Local Studies Librarian for Hounslow Borough Library Service and has given many lectures on local history topics. The stretch of the Great West Road south of Ealing was opened in 1925 and was known as the Golden Mile because of the concentration of industry along the road. The factories along this stretch included the Firestone Tyre Company, the Gillette Factory and the Pyrene Fire Extinguisher Company (pictured). Several examples of the Art Deco architecture remain. All are welcome to come to what will be a very interesting evening. The Zoom link will be on our Events page.