(picture from SWOP website)

The site today

Lintafoam down by the Mead
Provided work to meet our needs
And many locals knew it well
If only for the factory's smell!

Lintafoam was originally Lintafelt. It appears to have been at this location for a number of years and the factory was eventually demolished to make way for new homes in the late 1980s. When in full production the factory exuded a rubbery smell which was not particularly popular with the neighbours. Indeed, we tend to forget the associated smells of factory work back then and the paper mills would also have added their own odour to the valley.
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