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Memories on Film

We have been overwhelmed by all of the incredible stories and images sent in via our ‘Memories of EMI Campaign.’ We are now looking for your stories and memories of EMI, the Company, the music, the factories, the artists as well as the studios. We are hoping to capture your memories on film to share and keep for […]

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Alan Blumlein and the invention of Stereo

Alan Blumlein was a senior sound engineer at EMI’s Central Research Laboratories (CRL) on the Hayes factory site. He joined the company when Columbia and The Gramophone Company merged in 1931. Over his lifetime he was a prolific inventor, developing huge technological advances within the sound engineering field. After a night at the cinema with […]

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The Silver Spade

This silver spade was used to cut the first sod on the site of the Gramophone and Typewriter Company building site. World famous Gramophone company tenor Edward Lloyd was given the honour of breaking the first sod at the Blyth Road site February 9th, 1907. This spade is currently preserved at the EMI Archive Trust. David Hughes, […]

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Memories of EMI – Margaret’s story

The Trust would like to thank Margaret Carvalho who has kindly agreed to contribute a memory to our Memories of EMI Campaign (#memoriesofEMI.) She sent in a picture of herself aged 16 and told us about her trip to see the recordings of a Radio Luxembourg show. “When I was 16 I remember travelling to […]

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Memories of EMI

Rupert Perry’s Story of Manchester Square 1987 The Trust would like to thank Rupert Perry who has kindly agreed to be the first person to contribute a memory to our Memories of EMI Campaign – #memoriesofEMI. If you have any stories of your time with EMI to share, please join our Memories of EMI campaign. […]

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Age UK Old Vinyl Factory exhibition visit

The EMI Group Archive Trust was delighted to welcome Age UK to the EMI Archive Trust exhibition in The Old Vinyl Factory in Hayes.  Many of the Age UK visitors used to work on the EMI site in the factories and the offices.  We sat down to talk about some of their memories of the […]

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