S the High Street was an important hub until the end of the war, Sevenoaks Way became the driving force of the area for employment. What probably began its demise was that staff would move from one factory to another forcing up wages, good while it lasted.
STARTING near the crossroads with Leesons Hill and Station Road with Sevenoaks Way there were some big names the TMC, Ffyffes, Gas Company, The Vegetable Parchment Mill. Electo Dynamics (up Station App) then under the bridge (Cray Avenue) Morphy Richards [Molins,Electron](eventually both sides,east side between alleys, now Nugents) Amari Plastics followed by The Bridge House Pub [Comet, TJMax]. Coates Inks, (then up Cray Valley Road) Sun Inks,, Oertlings, A G Bishop & Sons. Back to Sevenoaks Way Johnson and Riddles, Far North, Redifusion, Cimex. Other side after alley Oil Refinery [Burns Bros], National Time Recorder (Lagoon Road), Greenwich Plastics at the end came Tip Top, Pinnacle Records, NCR printer computer paper?, Walkers Wood Yard, Travis Perkins. Other side lights Kent Asphalt, Gram Refrigeration. Other names Wallace Fashion, HMSSO, Patarex Ltd. Universal Parking Meters, McLaren Prams, Swaddlings, London Felt, Arco, Woseley Electronics. Before the Nugent Centre there was another industrial and warehouse area. Focus was a main name in there plus there were Tile warehouses and UPV window and door makers among other businesses.