The Spondon Pong

This article gives a different look at The Celanese factory in Spondon. Though not part of Chaddesden many Chaddesden folk worked there over the years. The article first appeared in Derby Telegraph Bygones in 2014 and original text was by Paul W Morgan. Many thanks to the Bygones and Mr Morgan for this interesting insight into local history. Henri Dreyfus. Swiss chemists Henri and Camille Dreyfus made a fortune in the First World War from the manufacture of cellulose ‘dope’ and an ingredient of poison gas at their Spondon works. But the operation was dogged by scandal, as Paul W Morgan, former care manager at Dr Barnardo’s Morley Manor recounts. Camille Dreyfus. Derby residents may well reme

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