Tire fires are notoriously hard to put out and by the time the fire brigade succeeded, the Givry Works were reduced to rubble. The only thing left standing was the bottom of the exterior wall, which has been preserved in memory of what was once standing there. Remember this is the place where Royal Enfield was born in the 1890's. Anne Bradford in her book "Old Redditch voices" claims that people from all over the world come to take pictures of this wall. If I had known of its existence when I was in Redditch, I certainly would have!
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