Rubber and allotments
St Albans Rubber Company
By Daphne Knott
Have you ever heard of the St Albans Rubber Company? Perhaps you know somebody who used to work there. This aerial photograph from 1921 shows a small corner of St Albans which may have been built over long ago. Can you recognise where this is? Do the allotments still exist?
The photograph is part of the Aerofilms collection now held by English Heritage. Aerofilms, founded in 1919 by two World War I veterans, F.L. Wills and C. Grahame-White, took aerial photographs of towns and villages all over the British Isles.
The collection of photograph albums and negatives is now held by English Heritage, who are hoping to set up a project to catalogue these photographs in detail.
Your help is needed! If you recognise the landmarks in this photograph or know anything about the St Albans Rubber Company, please leave a comment below.