Gwen Taylor

Brocks' Firework Factory at Hemel Hempstead

By Geoff Webb

Brocks' Firework Factory at Hemel Hempstead
Geoff Webb

When Gwen Taylor (right), from Church End, Redbourn, left school she went to work at Brocks’ Firework Factory at Hemel Hempstead, as did many other locals.  Here she is seen preparing a ‘guy’ for one of the firm’s many firework displays c.1935.  Other name unknown.

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  • Can anyone be of help? I have been looking for info on my Grandfather, Percy Shepard, who died at Brocks Firework Factory in 1950 of Carbon Monoxide in the coke boiler house. I have been researching for four years and and have very little to show for it. Anything would be very gratfully recieved.

    By Jean Elliott (14/02/2013)
  • my dad was working there then we lived on brocks estate (arthur martin)

    By muriel smith (nee) martin (21/10/2010)