This company was set up in 1947 by David & Eric Aylott - two brothers working as young professional film make-up artists - at first using the family sitting room as a workroom. That same year due to increasing demand they moved to premises on the site of what is now the Gosling Sports Park, WGC. Working from what they fondly referred to as 'the shack' they divided their time between building up the company and working on film sets. By the early 1960s Eylure had grown to such an extent that the Aylott brothers decided to give up their studio work and focus on running the company. By this time Eylure had moved to premises in Bridge Road East, WGC and was producing several types of false lashes, fingernails and eye make-up products.

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The picture shows the somewhat larger Eylure factory in Bridge Road East photographed in June 1970 by Ken Wright who kindly donated this image to the Trust's archive during the Where Do You Think We Worked? project.

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Eylure advertisement on page 14 of the programme for the 16th Annual Welwyn Drama Festival in June 1949 promoting the company's artificial nails and eyelashes, face powder brush, lipbrush and lip tissues. Eylure Ltd was founded in 1947 by the Aylott brothers. This item is one of a collection of programmes donated to the Trust's archive by Robert G during the 'Where Do You Think We Worked?' project.
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Eylure - a boxed pair of eyelashes donated to the WGC Heritage Trust by Jenny S.
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Eylure eyelashes (with diamontes and the fur used pictured below) at various making stages. Items donated to the Welwyn Garden City Heritage Trust archive by Jenny S as part of the 'Where Do You Think We Worked?' project.
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Eylure eyelashes with diamontes - they were sold with packets of 'extra jewels' that could be glued on - presumably providing you had steady fingers as the 'jewels' were tiny! Item donated to the Welwyn Garden City Heritage Trust archive by Jenny S as part of the 'Where Do You Think We Worked?' project.
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Eylure leaflet - 'Be the girl with the Sensational Eyes...' this page details other products made by Eylure including eyeshadow, eyebrow colour, linen make-up tissue, nail boards and Eylure false nails. Item donated to the Welwyn Garden City Heritage Trust archive by Jenny S as part of the 'Where Do You Think We Worked?' project.
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Eylure leaflet - 'Be the girl with the Sensational Eyes...' this page explains how to put on the Eylure eyelashes claiming 'They're on in a wink!'. Item donated to the Welwyn Garden City Heritage Trust archive by Jenny S as part of the 'Where Do You Think We Worked?' project.
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Eylure's first official premises 'The Shack' in Stanborough Road - on the site of what is now Stadium Sports Park. This photograph is from the Welwyn Garden City Library Local Studies Collection.

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This advertisement on page 10 of the programme for the 27th Annual Welwyn Drama Festival in June 1960 announces the opening of a new beauty shop 'The Make Up Room' run by Eric & David Aylott at 16 Wigmores South. The Aylott brothers founded the Eylure company in 1947, which operated from its factory in WGC, manufacturing beauty products and famous for its artificial eyelashes. This item is one of a collection of programmes donated to the Trust's archive by Robert G during the 'Where Do You Think We Worked?' project.
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This advertisement, on page 20 of the programme for the 28th Annual Welwyn Drama Festival in June 1961, is for 'The Make Up Room' run by Eric & David Aylott at 16 Wigmores South. It offers a 'make-up service for every role' and the range of items available includes beards, moustaches, plastic noses and bald skull caps! The Aylott brothers founded the Eylure company in 1947, which operated from its factory in WGC, manufacturing beauty products and famous for its artificial eyelashes. This item is one of a collection of programmes donated to the Trust's archive by Robert G during the 'Where Do You Think We Worked?' project.
 
 
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