How quickly familiar buildings change

The Tambrands factory in the 1980s. The former Riders Lane ran under the lawn at the front.
The Tambrands factory in the 1980s. The former Riders Lane ran under the lawn at the front.

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Usually when I publish ‘then and now’ pictures the old pictures go back 80 years or so. Not this one.

This is a photo of the Tambrands factory in Dunsbury Way, Leigh Park, in the 1980s. It’s been demolished and replaced with housing.

The  Tambrands site today.

The Tambrands site today.

The factory opened in the late 1950s making sanitary towels and tampons under the Tampax brand. Part of the car park was on the former Stockheath Naval Camp. The factory was demolished 10 years ago and housing named after a local copse was built there.