I'm just on the road to moving into the Blue Lion factory that faces the gates,on Long Lane.
The building has a 1950's plaque over the main wooden doors.
Does anyone know what this factory used to do?
was oyez printers-don't know if they did cheque books though
welcome to the neighbourhood! did they warn you that the developer is trying to build a 5 story block of 25 flats over the entrance to blue lion place and the car park for 237 long lane-next to the simon-before you decided to move in!
I asked my mum who used to live in Snowsfields and she thinks it was oyez and they were based in oyez house but did say they moved not far away which could have been Mandela way so maybe TSO-she is getting old now and i gather the memory goes!. I gather there were a few small factories on the sight and surrounding area
"The OyezStraker Group is the result of the merger of the UK's leading independent office suppliers - Oyez Stationery Group and Straker Office Supplies.
Originally established as the Solicitors' Law Stationery Society in 1888, Oyez has grown to be one of the country's largest office services companies, serving a wide professional and commercial market of over 12,000 customers."
There is still a printing press for Hansard which runs overnight during the Parliamentary session to produce hard copies by 7.30am. I'm fairly sure that it is located at Mandela Way (which is the official postal address for the Parliamentary Press) TSO do still have another warehouse site at Nine Elms Lane in deepest SW8.