The Magazine of Lenton Local History Society

Castle Boulevard - Fine Wires 1945

Debenham's continued to occupy the building until the late 1930s when they moved to premises in Hyson Green. The building remained empty until Elastic Yarns/Fine Wires Ltd moved in. This photograph shows the workforce posing for their photograph outside the building in April 1945. It was taken when Sir Stafford Cripps, then a member of the War-time Government, paid a visit to the factory while attending an exhibition being held there featuring local businesses; Cripps is the man on the front row in the centre of the photograph.

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