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Heidelberg, 69-76 High Street, 2008
I took this photo during a Brentford Local History Day, 28 June 2008, unaware that the building - which looked relatively new - would be demolished 15 years later.
The earliest reference in the British Newspaper Archive to Heidelberg, Brentford is an advert in the Cambridge Daily News, 12 August 1983, for a mechanical/electrical fitter: apply to Mr J V HURLEY, Heidelberg Graphic Equipment Limited, 69-76 High Street, Brentford.
The company supplied equipment to the printing industry; its Head Office was in Brentford.
Pharos Marine occupied the building to the right, 77 High Street. The origins of the older building between them is unknown, Janet McNamara adds 'I always assumed it was some sort of workshop.'
The premises occupied much of the area between Dock Road and Pump Alley, previously houses, the Britannia Beerhouse and Montgomrey's Timberyard behind them: read more about this area.
Janet McNamara sent some photos of its demolition, March 2023.
Published April 2023; upated May 2023