The Fire at Heath Tallow Works 1911

By Abi Samuels

The Fire at the Heath Works, Febuary 16th 1911
Ruins of the fire at the Heath Tallow Works
Watford Eng. Co

The highly offensive smells which emanated from Wiles & Lewis’s Tallow Works on George Street meant that in 1886 the owners were prosecuted. As a result, the works moved to Harpenden Road at Bernards Heath where both the manufacture of candles (wax and tallow) and smelly trade continued. A terrible fire in 1911 destroyed the entire factory and although it was rebuilt, the company finally closed in the 1960s.

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