tarboat

tarboat

Posted on 07/09/2014


Photo taken on October 10, 2013



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showroom
electricity
tamworth
staffordshire


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Electricity showrooms

Electricity showrooms
The Silk Kite pub is housed in a remarkable building that was constructed in 1936 by by Colonel D'Arcy-Chayton, who owned Pooley Hall Colliery and established the Tamworth and District Electric Supply Company (TADESCO) in the early 1920s. It was intended for use as offices and as a showroom for TADESCO and was particularly notable for a 45ft clock tower. Sadly the tower was reduced by two thirds by the East Midlands Electricity Board in 1976. The clock was relocated in a lower position.

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Cold War Warrior
Cold War Warrior
Superb example of Art Deco!
3 years ago.
Loose_Grip
Loose_Grip
Still a fine looking building.
3 years ago.
GrahamH
GrahamH
An interesting and attractive building.

Trivia: Tamworth, Australia was the first town in Australia to have electric street lighting, in 1888.
3 years ago.