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Report - Volcrepe Mill Oct 2015

Cloth Head

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Visited with Sammy Double Whammy on the way back from somewhere else. Really liked this place think someone had been brushing up and I heard recently there's not much left.


History


Volcrepe Ltd. was formed in 1931 and started its beginnings manufacturing rubber soles for footwear. In its later years it began producing specialist equipment to the Ministry Of Defence including Gas Masks for horses and the Home Guard as well as radio equipment.

In the 1950s the company whilst still producing footwear soling concentrated its efforts into cellular rubbers which it pioneered.

The company then produced rubbers for the aviation industry, oil, automobile, domestic and communications industries also.

The company closed down in 2002, to merge with another company, St Albans Rubber.

Volcrepe is split over in two sections with a road dividing it. The only connecting point is a small walkway high above the road with the company logo proudly painted on it; although now some what faded and decayed.



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