This is the old entrance to the Spegelstein & Sons factory in Wallis Road in Hackney Wick, East London.
If you know of anyone who worked in the factory, has any old pics of it, knows any of it's history, has any of it's products - anything - please send them to us here on this Hackney Wick blog.
We are desperate to start recording all of our amazing areas history before the Olympic Juggernaut obliterates everything in its path - and anything you may have about Hackney Wick will be ever so greatly appreciated!!
There is some interresting history on this webpage of daro:
PS: Robert Stone of Daro was kind enough to lend some of the archive pics from Spegelsteins/Daro to this blogsite. Robert - thank you so very much - the more we all show & tell about Spegelsteins - and all of Hackney Wick - the more we keep it's history alive!
The following pics are all credited to Spegelstein Daro Archives:
1950's street shot of our premises which have changed considerably over the years to what you see today. The only car in the street belongs to Mr Spegelstein
This is probably a 1940-50's shot of what was known as the "Press Shop" where metal components would be pressed from steel strip.