subbuteo factory Tunbridge Wells where is, was it?

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subbuteo factory Tunbridge Wells where is, was it?

Postby Flick » 12 Apr 2014, 16:36

I will be driving through Tunbridge Wells tomorrow and wondered if anyone on here knew where the old factory was. Was hoping to get some photos and post on here for people to see.

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Re: subbuteo factory Tunbridge Wells where is, was it?

Postby Flash » 12 Apr 2014, 16:57

There are some hints at loose locations here: http://www.tunbridgewellsmuseum.org/def ... ?page=1681" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: subbuteo factory Tunbridge Wells where is, was it?

Postby monocular » 12 Apr 2014, 18:35

Peter Adolph lived at Ashurst Place, Langton Green. The Lodge is on the corner of Speldhurst Road and Lampington Green, Ashurst Place is just behind it. Looking at Google Street View, the Lodge is still recognisable but doesn't look as charming as it used to - check out old photo here http://www.tunbridgewellspeople.co.uk/p ... tures.html. The writer seems unsure if the Lodge or Ashurst Place was where Peter lived.

Someone on the museum site mentions that the Chiddingstone Causeway factory now sells first aid products. I guess that's Clayton First Aid on the High Street - Google Maps/Street View shows you where it is.

Peter is buried in Tunbridge Wells and there's a piece about his grave here http://oldsubbuteo.forumfree.it/?t=13294047, and link to a Google map http://maps.google.it/maps?f=q&source=s ... 5&t=h&z=17

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Re: subbuteo factory Tunbridge Wells where is, was it?

Postby monocular » 12 Apr 2014, 18:45

A few locations mentioned here too:

"Subbuteo was at Langton Green and that's where Peter started it and as the company grew he gradually acquired additional premises. They were the White Park, actually that's where I started, they had Rockvilla Road, which is near Tesco's. They dispatched all the teams and all the accessories from there. They had about five, six, seven people working there. They were at Langton Green, they were out at Chiddingstone Causeway, and they were at Wadhurst, and they had production facilities out at Paddock Wood. All this plastic injection moulding was done at Paddock Wood by a company called Larkgrove Engineers."

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Re: subbuteo factory Tunbridge Wells where is, was it?

Postby pozen » 12 Apr 2014, 19:05

more info here mate

http://www.collectingsubbuteo.com/7-art ... bbe-inizio" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: subbuteo factory Tunbridge Wells where is, was it?

Postby Flick » 13 Apr 2014, 18:37

Thanks lads, for the info. I didn't have enough time to find all the sites and locations there isn't to much to go by. I did pop into the Tunbridge Wells museum and ask the girl at the kiosk about any details on the subbuteo factories of the area who replied "whats Subbuteo" lol. She did say though that if i left my email she would get someone to reply so i will wait and see.

I did manage to get some photo's of the museum display and the Chiddingstone causeway factory. If anyone gets or finds anymore info please let me know

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Re: subbuteo factory Tunbridge Wells where is, was it?

Postby Flick » 13 Apr 2014, 19:10

here are the pics..
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Re: subbuteo factory Tunbridge Wells where is, was it?

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Re: subbuteo factory Tunbridge Wells where is, was it?

Postby dawn.42 » 13 Apr 2014, 19:20

his is local? true? Subbuteo was made ​​here?
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Re: subbuteo factory Tunbridge Wells where is, was it?

Postby Flick » 13 Apr 2014, 19:25

Here is the Subbuteo display at Tunbridge Wells bit of a disappointment.
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Re: subbuteo factory Tunbridge Wells where is, was it?

Postby zulublue » 17 Apr 2014, 17:56

Enjoyed your pics !!! I don't think I will be wasting me time going to the museum then.
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Re: subbuteo factory Tunbridge Wells where is, was it?

Postby Flick » 20 Apr 2014, 11:06

Cheers zulu

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Re: subbuteo factory Tunbridge Wells where is, was it?

Postby Cob248 » 20 May 2017, 21:23

Bit late to add to this, but I was at school & in the same house as Mark Adolph, being the inventor's son, in the late '60s; he ended up writing a book, if not known of, which may throw more light on the location, called "Growing Up with Subbuteo: My Dad Invented the World's Greatest Football Game". To the best of my memory, but I could be totally wrong, there was something behind what was a 'general store' & great sweet shop, now a 'horsey' shop, I think, on the Langton Road, up the western end within Langton Green itself. I remember getting an early, if not one of the earliest, heavyweight Chelsea sets; the goalie had a metal wire handle; must have been about '67.

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Re: subbuteo factory Tunbridge Wells where is, was it?

Postby Focus On » 25 May 2017, 09:09

I'd have worked there with a big smile on my face thats for sure
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