Pye Records

From 1959 to 1980 vinyl records were pressed and distributed from Pye Records in

James Estate
132 Western Road
Surrey CR4 3UT

formerly the Holborn Union workhouse, on corner of Bond Road and Western Road.

1977 fire photo on Merton Memories.

For a list of records produced by Pye Records see this discography website.

Articles in Mitcham News & Mercury


Date Page Headline
23/10/1959 3 It is a record making business
12/11/1965 11 Singer Anita Harris visits factory
13/03/1970   Barry Hopkins, Mitcham pop singer visits record factory
24/04/1970 1 Sacha Distel’s visit
26/11/1973 1 Elton John visits factory
24/06/1977 1 £2 million factory blaze
08/07/1977 60 Factory fire – still a mystery
09/03/1979 57 Row over factory noise
20/06/1980 1 Plan to take over Pye

Articles from other newspapers

Mitcham News and Mercury, 11th February 1961

A new extension to Pye Group Records Ltd., Western Road, Mitcham, is expected to increase their production by 50 per cent. There will be a further 26 record presses bringing the total to 66.

With the new development they hope to beat last year’s figure of over five million copies.

Meanwhile Petula Clark’s disc “Sailor” is still going string now topping 250,000.

New releases are Emile Ford with “What am I going to do,” and Lonnie Donegan singing “Leave my Woman Alone.”

Norwood News – Friday 02 July 1965 – Heath and Coe Wedding

   Music played a big part at the wedding on Saturday of Mr. Geoffrey Heath and Miss Jacqueline Coe, at Bromley Parish Church. 

   The day started with a request being played for the couple on “Saturday Club.“

   The bridegroom is promotion executive for the Pye Record Company at Mitcham, and lives in Cedars Avenue. His father, Jack Heath is a music publisher, and the music business was well represented at the wedding. 

   Among the guests was Mr. L Benjamin, managing director of Pye Records, together with Pye A and R man John Schroeder. Drummer Tony Reeves represented the Sounds orchestral group. 

   The bride has been principal boy in amateur pantomime at Bromley for the past two seasons. Her mother, Mrs. Bobbie Coe, was for some years manageress of the New Theatre at Bromley. She and Mr. Coe live at Murray Avenue, Bromley. 

   Given away by her father, the bride wore a simple, full-length gown in white satin, with a long veil and train topped by a tiara. 

   Chief bridesmaid was 14-year old Janice Barrett (cousin of the bridegroom) and bridesmaids were sisters Susan and Judy Morse (aged 11 and eight) cousins of the bride.




Norwood News – Friday 14 December 1962


An excellent opportunity exists for a recent Grammar school leaver with an A level in mathematics to obtain a remunerative career in the application of electronic computers. Full training will be given as well as opportunities for the practical workings of a computer; this position carries ample opportunities for advancement and good starting salary will be paid.

Apply in confidence to : The Financial Controller.
Pye Records Limited.
132 Western Road.

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