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The Changing Face of Newbury: Part Seven

What did this iconic Newbury building used to be?

Andy Murrill

Andy Murrill


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The Changing Face of Newbury: Part Seven

DO you know what the Sterling Cables building in Newbury used to be?

This is just one of more than 100 fascinating photographs contained in a new book called The Changing Face of Newbury, written by local author and historian Tony Higgott.

Newburytoday will feature one nostalgic picture from the book each day for the next few days – each with a question for you to answer. The answer to today's poser will be revealed on Newburytoday tomorrow.

The answer to yesterday's question about how long the Empire Café in Cheap Street has been run by the present owners was since 1947.

The Changing Face of Newbury is available, priced £9.95, from the publisher Countryside Books’ website at

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  • grumpy

    30/11/2016 - 17:05

    Bit of a dead giveaway - it says Sterling Cables on the sign. Then they moved to Aldermaston, then they shut down !!


  • philjay

    30/11/2016 - 14:02

    A continuing vulcanisation tower for cable manufacture.


  • Tommy

    30/11/2016 - 13:01

    It used to be the Gasworks.