Kidd and Company printing works in Wick Lane
Kidd and Company printing works in Wick Lane
Record No
99270
Title
Kidd and Company printing works in Wick Lane
Description
View of the former printing ink works of John Kidd and Company, 419 Wick Lane, Bow, at the junction with Iceland Road in an area known as Fish Island. Kidd and Company which was founded in 1862 supplied ink to the newpaper trade in Fleet Street. The site was home to a printing works as far back as 1765. Following a merger with Mander Brothers in 1937, the company operated from the site until 1952 when it eventually closed. The building was later used as a furrier business. Cargo door on the first floor of the works building, barbed wire above the double wooden gates and wall and a parked lorry. After the efforts by local historial Tom Ridge to get the building listed status failed, the building was demolished in 2006 and replaced by a six-storey apartment building known as Ink Court.
Date of execution
1979
Section
London Metropolitan Archives
Collection
LCC Photograph Library
Medium
photograph
Catalogue No
SC_PHL_01_295_80_35_788_28
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