Online talk by Dr Jessica Borge – The London Rubber Company in Chingford. Thu 21st October at 7pm

An online talk with Dr Jessica Borge author of Protective Practices. A History of the London Rubber Company and the Condom Business

From 1939 until the 1990s The London Rubber Company was based on the North Circular Road where Costco stands today. By the 1950s they were the largest employer in Chingford. 

Dr Jessica Borge FRHistS is an interdisciplinary researcher in the field of contemporary British history, with a specialism in the intersection of business, society and media. She has published on the history of television, medicine and public relations. Jessica is a visiting fellow in digital humanities at School of Advance Study, University of London, and is a research associate at King’s College London Archives and the Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives. Her book, Protective Practices. A History of the London Rubber Company and the Condom Business is published by McGill-Queen’s University Press. For more information, see

Here’s a link to a recent article authored by Jessica about discovering the inventor of Durex:  Durex Condoms: How their teenage immigrant inventor was forgotten by history.

This and future talks hosted by Chingford Historical Society will incur a £3 charge for non-members. Annual membership (January-January) is just £10 per person or £15 for two at the same address. Information on how to join can be found here 

Chingford Historical Society is a registered charity (Charity number: 281623) and all proceeds from the sale of tickets minus Eventbrite fees will go direct to the charity.

Most but not all of the online talks on different aspects of Chingford’s history given throughout 2020 can be viewed on their YouTube channel

A Chingford Historical Society event.