The Magazine of Lenton Local History Society

Castle Boulevard - Lenton
Elastic Yarns 1963

Standing, left to right: G. K. Duckworth, E. Ford, G. H. Beswick, W. L. B. Potter, E. Daykin, K. Bates, A. G. Needham, L. I. Stock, H. Grewcock, E. (Ted) Hurst, F. G. Dunstan, A. Beresford, W. Mahon

Seated, left to right: E. A. Raven, M. Weeley, A. Fretsome, H. T. Millman (Dep. Chairman), Sir Geoffrey M. Barnett (Chairman), Lt. Col. J. G. E. Scott (Man. Director), P. Copp, J. D. Bayliss, E. F. Wilcox

From the May 1963 edition of "Expand" magazine, which was the company magazine for Clutsom and Kemp, who were based in Coalville, Leics. They had a number of factories, including Elastic Yarns Ltd on Castle Boulevard/Grove Road, Lenton.

The photo above includes some of the people who worked at the Grove Road factory, plus staff from other factories belonging to the company in Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Leicestershire.

Photograph and article supplied by Ann Swabey

In 1973 Elastic Yarns sold the building but transferred operations to Sandiacre. The new occupants were Steada Raywarp Ltd., textile manufacturers. Shortly afterwards, Steada Raywarp were taken over by Courtaulds. Courtaulds soon decided the Castle Boulevard factory was surplus to requirements and, unable to find new occupants, eventually had the building demolished.

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