Grimwood Archive 10: Acton Square

Subject: Business and Industry

Gallery: Up to 1970

Catalogue ref: pa1071

The Archive includes three early photographs recording fires at Grimwood’s yard. We know that their original yard next to the Waggon and Horses in Church Walk was destroyed by a fire in 1890 – an event recorded by a plaque set into the wall of Phoenix Court. These photos seem to record two later major fires in their new yard in Weavers Lane – now the site of Weavers Court. This image records the first of these fires but is undated.