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20th October 2008

Former Premises of LASSCO

Posted in: LASSCO News

Taken by the eminent photographer, Paul Barkshire, in 1981, the evocative photograph below depicts a corner of the former Lion Works premises of George Amos and Son, the company from which LASSCO originates.

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The photo is part of a collection recently acquired from the National Monuments Record. It was taken using a 1920s Eastman camera, with 8 x 10 Black & White negatives.

Winner of the Kraszna-Krausz Book Awards in 1988, Paul Barkshire is renowned for the quality and sharpness of his Black & White photography.  In the forward to his book, Unexplored London, David Bailey described how he saw him "in the romantic light of a craftsman, who through this craft transcends the normal."

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Established in London's East End, LASSCO has dealt in reclamation and salvage since 1979. Bridging the gap between the demolition trade and architectural design, we connect customers with rescued relics that make for fascinating interiors. Our shops and yards also provide the back drop for unique venue hire and dining experiences.

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