Cornard Road

Subject: Business and Industry

Gallery: Up to 1970

Catalogue ref: pa1167

The aftermath of a serious fire at W.T.Armes mat making factory in the Cornard Road. There were two fires, in 1896 and 1901, and there is some uncertainty about which is shown here. Note the four malting kilns in the background. The site is now occupied by Sainsbury’s. For more information see p92-94 in "Chilton – the first 3000 years" by David Burnett. Image from the Kisby collection.