Industrial Estates: Park Lane and Guy Motors

Project/work in progress

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These contemporary industrial estates in Wolverhampton occupy the sites of former West Midland's manufacturing giants - The Ever Ready Battery Company and Guy Motors, both of which closed down in the late 1970s.  My paternal grandfather worked at Guy Motors, (my other grandfather at another Wolverhampton based business, Rubery Owen).

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Archive Images of the Guy Motors factory on Fallings Road in Wolverhampton.  Clockwise from top: Aerial view of Fallings Road site 1952, works canteen c1954, machine shop c1952, finished motors, early 20th C.

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Installation image, Manchester Contemporary 2021
Stack 2 (Park Lane) 
From a series
Oil on plywood
40 x 31 cm

photo credit, Daniel Pryde Jarman

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