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Art Deco

Theme Calendar - Art Deco

Featuring 12 captioned photos of Art Deco. A4 sized calendar, opening to A3.

Art Deco
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Art Deco

Our archivist's pick of photos depicting this unmistakable architectural style which originated in the 1920s.

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Caption for Kings Langley, Ovaltine Factory C1965: Wander's Ovaltine Company had been a major employer in Kings and Abbots Langley, but its closure in the 1970s was a major blow to the twin communities. The frontage of this magnificent factory building was saved, and new dwellings have been built to the rear.

Memories of Kings Langley

My Mother Joan Simmonds was chosen to be Miss Ovaltine. She was dressed in a costume which is very similar to the famous one which adorns the front of the Ovaltine, and was used on the front of the tins for a while. She was put into a horse drawn cart in this costume, but I am not sure what the occasion was. Her (...Read full memory)

In 1946 we left Kings Langley, my parents having lived there since 1936. I arrived in 1937, so can claim to be partially raised there. I must have passed the village pound many times without realising what it was. My home was further up on the left in Common Lane, a house called Merrow Down. I liked it there (...Read full memory)

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