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slipper works
Photo: fred foster
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Item #: 10726
another pic of the slipper works in Campbell Street

Comment by: moodysue on 19th May 2009 at 12:10

My first Job after leaving school

Comment by: John B on 19th May 2009 at 14:43

Was this not Lord & Sharman works - or am I dreaming ?

Comment by: fred foster on 19th May 2009 at 16:11

Yes this was Lord and Sharman.Arnold Lord came from East Lancs to open it up as a shoe factory. My uncle Jack Foster worked there and also my dad's cousin Harry Foster.

Comment by: alan sharples on 21st May 2009 at 15:33

yes this was ross works slipper works lord and sharman it had many names after 32 years employed i occupied a unit for the small bisuness i set up where i finished my working life the site is now houses and flats.

Comment by: David Deine on 28th May 2009 at 17:11

The building was originally the electrical power station for Pemberton. my great grandfather was a dynamo tenter there

Comment by: Susan Mint on 10th September 2012 at 20:19

Wow, what a blast from the past. I worked there from leaving school 1977 until I was 8 and a half months pregnant with my first child 1982

Comment by: Julie Ann Marsh on 24th July 2018 at 21:51

My worked there (Shirley Guest nee Sharples)from leaving school in 1979 until she left to have me in 1963.

Comment by: Sheila Hall (McNicholas) on 6th February 2019 at 11:26

I lived at the top of Campbell Street - opposite the office entrance. Never thought I would miss the sight of the factory, but it brings back fond memories of childhood.

Comment by: sandra nee gaskell on 30th June 2020 at 20:32

wow my first job at 15 leaving school..loved it..met my hubby there 1966..david smith..i worked upstairs warehouse .and he worked mens room across.brill days..we wud all sit out at break times along the wall at thr front..great days great place..l left to go to heinz standish more money to save up get married.they looked after you hienz well payed.made some fab freinds back then..happy days xx

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