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Brentford Redevelopment 2020

Janet McNamara sent a couple of photos from mid-2020 showing the newly-painted Brenford bridge taking the High Street over the canal, celebrating art deco architecture that is (or, sadly, was) on the Great West Road. She adds: I haven't seen any publicity about them, the artist or designer.

The first view shows detail of the Firestone factory entrance, possibly the top of the Gillette building and Maclean's building.

Painted bridge

The second photo shows the Coty Building, the magnificent Firestone entrance, the Beecham building and possibly the Pyrene building.

Painted bridge

Please let me know if any of the captions are wrong!


The Great West Road was the key subject of talks at Brentford Local and Family History Day 2013 - read more.
Peter Young sent four photos showing the Firestone factory, taken between 1972 and 1974,
also photos from 1973 of the Sheraton Heathrow Hotel bus passing the Rank building, formerly Maclean's and the Beecham Building.
The site has several images showing Brentford Bridge, for example in 1906 and 2008.

Published March 2021