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Water Heyes of Wigan

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Drilling at Water Heyes
Drilling at Water Heyes
Photo: Bernard Derbyshire
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Item #: 22891
The driller is possibly Gerry Lanyon? Last time I saw him he worked on the buses.

Comment by: Nev on 11th March 2013 at 19:07

Is this Water Heyes Electrical Works?

Comment by: Bernard on 11th March 2013 at 20:09

Yes, it's the building that used to occupy the land behind Wigan Little Theatre.

Comment by: Nev on 11th March 2013 at 22:51

They used to make light fittings for industry and mining from what I can remember, and probably other gear also.

Comment by: Art on 12th March 2013 at 01:04

Specialised in flameproof underground equipment, lighting,signalling, etc.

Comment by: Raymond Sutch on 22nd March 2013 at 12:50

My Gran ran the canteen at WaterHeys till the day it shut she was Margerat Arrowsmith now disceased at the age of 95

Comment by: John Redmond on 15th October 2013 at 16:15

Hello. I am the sone of Robert Redmond and Marjorie (nee Heyes), grandson of Vincent Heyes.
Anyone remember them?

Comment by: stephen fairhurst on 7th February 2014 at 22:32

Hi my dad worked at water heyes is name is brian fairhurst he was a toolmaker.

Comment by: frank coyle on 25th June 2014 at 17:40

I worked there my father in law was liam logue he worked there as well anyone remember him when I started there I worked with billy tudor what a great bloke he was

Comment by: Ivor Morgan on 14th February 2017 at 20:00

I joined Heyes in March 1969 as a sales rep eventually sales manage until the take over by BICC Prescott, some of the best people I ever worked with anybody from the sales department still with us.

Comment by: Paul Lawrence on 13th November 2018 at 18:59

I worked at Water Heyes in the toolroom with Brian Fairhurst, very fond memories he was a top bloke. I remover people like Des Statter and Alan Perkins to name but a few.

Comment by: Don imrie on 10th October 2022 at 16:03

Worked out of Prescot in the eighties representing Scotland and the NE of England. Unfortunately, the Marketing manager had his eye on the Sales manager's position and eventually prevailed - eventually causing it to slip down as he had no idea about selling! Anyone out there from the old team? Roger Burgin maybe?

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