Glimpse history through old images of Brentford, in Greater London.
Barge Children at Brentford 1929
In Deceber 1929, Santa Claus arrived on a boat at Brentford to hand out gifts to small children living on barges.
CHRISTMAS: Father Christmas visits children living on barges at Brentford (1929) – British Pathé on YouTube
Pyrene Factory Opening 1930
Architect Thomas Wallis designed the huge new Art-Deco style Pyrene Factory for Great West Road in Brentford, which opened in 1930.
The Pyrene Company Limited made fire distinguishers.
Just as interesting as the factory is the long line of cars parked outside, the level of motor vehicle traffoce along the Great West Road, and an open-topped charabang.
Across the road are fields and trees.
The factory’s front door opens with a key.
ARCHITECTURE: Pyrene Factory opened in Brentford (1930) – British Pathé on YouTube