A few weeks ago, I wrote a piece about the sad loss of the 1960s Colt office building at the north end of New Lane. The 'We're Backing Britain' campaign from 1968 which spread rapidly down the lane to Kenwood, has been immortalised in a BBC Radio 4 play, first broadcast on Sunday 23rd September. … Continue reading We’re backing Britain – again!
It's a sad day for those of us who remember New Lane in the heady days of the late sixties. In 1968, my first real 'summer holiday' employer, Kenwood Manufacturing, was supporting Colt in their famous staff initiative. Boxes of Kenwood Chefs, Kenwood Mini foodmixers and the first ill-fated Kenwood Dishwashers left the plant with … Continue reading Colt – ‘We’re backing Britain’, fifty years on