Gold disc reflects Hayes’ musical history
by Debbie Ashford Wed 26 July 2017, 3:21 pm
In the month that saw the 50 year anniversary of the release of The Beatles album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1 June), which was produced at The Old Vinyl Factory site in Hayes, the council has installed a landmark feature that pays homage to the area’s musical heritage.
A modern disc-shaped canopy, which will be a recreational area in the town centre for the community, recalls the golden days in the 1960s and 70s when a wealth of iconic albums were mastered, pressed, packed and dispatched from the former EMI factory, including music from Frank Sinatra, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie and Queen.
Today, the introduction of Crossrail in 2019 and an investment of £9 million by Hillingdon Council and Transport for London is promoting the town centre’s potential again.
Major improvement works are due to finish this summer and will boost the local economy and create employment opportunities.