Today it's called the Cathedral of Football. But did you know that Wembley hosted the British Empire Exhibition in 1924? This exhibition showcased arts and crafts from all over the colonies of the British empire. Bharat Floorings and Marble had the honour of tiling the Bombay Court in the India pavilion at this prestigious venue. Not surprising for a company that considers their work as cement art! The company had been in existence for about two years by the time the British Empire Exhibition opened in 1924. All that we do know about its participation in the exhibition comes from a letter by BD Asli, a trade officer of the government of Bombay, who was responsible for managing the Bombay Court. In his testimonial, Asli writes “On the completion of the construction heavy models have been kept on this floor; and hundreds and thousands of people have been treading on it during the period of the exhibition, but I am glad to state that these tiles have stood very well all this strain, and they have been found very durable and the polish on them continues to improve by use”. His letter is dated October 11, 1924, a few weeks before the close of the 1924 season, which would see over 17 million people visit the Wembley exhibition!
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