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TO THE EAST

THE GOLDEN MILE This small section of the Great West Road (or A4), north of Brentford town centre, was so called because of the high concentration of companies that based their factories there in the 1920s and 1930s. Syon Lane Railway Station was built especially for the workers at these factories. Though most of the original companies – Firestone Tire Company, Gillette,

Pictured: Two of the Art Deco buildings on the Golden Mile HOUNSLOW 26

Pyrene, Macleans (known for its toothpaste), Smith’s Potato Crisps – are now long gone, replaced by more modern businesses such as GlaxoSmithKline, many of their striking Art Deco buildings remain. In particular, the Gillette factory, the Curry’s factory, now occupied by JCDecaux and Coty Cosmetics, now the home of the Syon Clinic.

Hounslow Pocket Guide 2015  

Published in partnership with the London Borough of Hounslow. 20,000 copies printed and distributed in July/August 2015.

Hounslow Pocket Guide 2015  

Published in partnership with the London Borough of Hounslow. 20,000 copies printed and distributed in July/August 2015.

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