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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

29th January 2009 The London Astoria's last ever gig prior to demolition.go to related location

29th January 1996 6,138th performance of Cats is held in London, surpassing record of Broadway's longest-running musical, A Chorus Line

29th January 1944 285 German bombers attack London

29th January 1850 Born today: Ebenezer Howard, London, pioneer of garden cities

29th January 1798 Born today: Henry Neele, London, poet

29th January 1728 John Gays' Beggar's Opera, premieres in London [NS=Feb 9]

The Hoover Building



The Hoover Building

This is one of best Art Deco structures in the UK.

Location: Perivale, Middlesex

Description: Building immortalised in the Elvis Costello song Hoover Factory.

Possibly the finest Art Deco structure in Britain it was designed by Wallis, Gilbert and Partners for The Hoover Company who employed up to 600 staff in the its offices and works here.

The buildings were repainted and camouflaged with netting to avoid being spotted and bombed by German aircraft during World War II as it helped the war effort by building tank and aircraft parts.


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The Hoover Building

This is one of best Art Deco structures in the UK.


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On the A40 heading into London, this is now a Tesco store. I believe its a listed building so the front remains the same as in the pic. (Ruth)
Posted by Ruth on 2009-08-12
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