Bagshawe's, Church Street

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This is the picturesque frontage of the Bagshawe factory which stood in Church Street, Dunstable, near the railway bridge. The factory made conveyors - many luggage-handling systems at airports were provided by Bagshawe's. Mr Bagshawe saw a mock Tudor building, originally the Fauna Pavilion, at the Festival of Empire exhbition at Crystal Palace in 1913 and decided that its fascia would be more attractive to passers-by than the usual factory buildings, hence this attractive addition to the Church Street scene.