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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

28th January 1990 Independent on Sunday begins publishing in London

28th January 1983 Singer Billy Fury died in hospital in Paddington after collapsing at home in Wales.

28th January 1951 La Vie Commence Demain, which depicted artificial insemination and is the 1st X-rated movie, opened in London

28th January 1833 Born today: Charles George Gordon, London, general (China, Khartoum)

28th January 1807 German inventor Frederick Winsor lit the first gas lights.go to related location

Matchmakers Wharf



Matchmakers Wharf

This is where the matchbox toys factory used to be.

Location: Lee Conservancy Road, Homerton Road, Hackney, E9

Description: This massive new redeveloped apartment building used to be the renowned Lesney Matchbox Toys factory. Like all great old-world manufacturers it's got a spectacular canal-side location. It's now home to 49 permanent purpose-built artists studios.

Lesneys factory made legendary Matchbox Toys between 1952 and 1982 - inside there are enormous illustrations of the people using the machines that made the toys, painted directly onto the gallery walls. Plus there are a number of video diaries by employees about their experiences of working at Lesneys. The display includes two computer interactives: one which will record a survey of visitors attitudes to work, the other an opportunity for visitors to explore job opportunities in relation to their interests and skills.





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Matchmakers Wharf

This is where the matchbox toys factory used to be.


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