Underwood’s Hay and Straw Depot, Dock Road

In November 2010 a site was cleared in Dock Road.

Site of Underwood's Hay and Straw Depot
Site of Underwood’s Hay and Straw Depot


It was occupied for over 100 years by a warehouse that was originally built in the garden of 80, High Street and had painted on the fascia board

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The Romance of the Crisp

1935 The Romance of the Crisp
1935 The Romance of the Crisp

The Growth of an Industry Described to Brentford Traders

The fascinating story of the rise to national fame of the potato crisps – one of the romances of modern industry – was told to members of the Commercial Section of the Brentford Chamber of Commerce, on Tuesday night by Mr C. J. Scott, a director of Smith’s Crisps, Ltd.

Mr W. J. Meyers, Junr, presided, supported by Mr C. J. Scott and Mr C. Elkins (secretary). Others present included Mr A. E. Wiseman (president) Mr A. H. Charlton, J.P., Mr A. P. Ledsham, Mr W. J. Bolton and Mr A. E. Moore. Continue reading “The Romance of the Crisp”