Sunday, February 19, 2012

Vantown is gone

...and so are the rest of the company records, buried under rubble, carted off to landfill. (Vantown was the name of the Vietnamese car repair business that was last there at the end of Whitehall Street.)

The spot will soon  be a hole, dug out to make a new train track.

Here ends the story of the 50-year resting place of the Lewis & Skinner, ARP and Frank Mason company archives.

This is the sight that greeted me this morning as I arrived at work. The pile of Frank Mason company papers was where the pile of bricks are today. I'm glad I went back last week to scavenge what I could:

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