Demolition of the Chiswick Empire

Teams working on the demolition of the Chiswick Empire ponder the removal of the giant main girder. The images for this were used in a story in the Brentford and Chiswick Times on November 6th 1959.


This is a scan from a contact sheet which had the newspaper cutting stuck on the back (see below). The haphazard nature of the demolition described in the story is quite shocking as is the image of the man atop the crumbling wall with a pickaxe.

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