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How the UK messed up the ‘Jazz Age’

Why the UK messed up the ‘Jazz Age’

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By David Brough – Chair Hayes Town Partnership At 3pm on Sunday 7 July 2024, local residents gathered at Cherry Lane Cemetery, Hayes, to mark the 80th anniversary of the exact moment a German V-1 flying bomb fell on what was then known as the Gramophone Company factory in Blyth Road, killing 37 people It... Read more »

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7th July 2024, commemorates the 80th anniversary of those who died in the V-1 flying bomb attack on the EMI factory in Blyth Road, Hayes, Middlesex. As a result, a concrete shelter roof collapsed, killing thirty-seven employees, and injuring a further fifty-six. We honour the men and women based at the EMI Factory and Hayes,... Read more »

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By Ally Pally, A historic piece of television heritage – a section of a prototype transmitter tower – has been transferred to the Palace from the former EMI research laboratories and manufacturing complex at Hayes, Middlesex, via the EMI Archive Trust. Built in 1935 to help deliver ground-breaking Marconi-EMI television tests, the tower formed the blueprint... Read more »

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