central wagon & thompsons scrap yard6 Comments
Photo: RON HUNT
Item #: 25518
Yes a proud name to many, and sadly in the end, dismantlers to many steam engines and rolling stock.
Although the wagon works was in so called Higher Ince, no plates ever had the name Higher on them, I also was a dresser cleaning the plates when they came out of the moulds, and I cant ever remember the name being on any kind of plates, makes you think dont it
You would have thought the year aswell.
Gary/aitch. Did the Central Wagon Co, own the Wagon Works, in Spring View, or was that owned by a different company?
Aitch. Did you work for this company, in April/May, 1958? I worked there until the 10th, May. I was waiting to go to the police training centre at Bruche. I had lost all my demob money at the Manchester races, and I had to get a temporary job. Never went to any more race courses. I worked with a couple of older men, smashing chaps, moving furnace debris, from a site near to the offices, to an embankment, about 300 yards away. We had a tractor, that pulled a truck, which we loaded with the cinders. At that time they only broke up wagons.The weather was glorious. After five years in R.A.F. the work nearly killed me.
I worked in the pattern shop with Bill Gussow we made these plates out of wood with lead lettering from there they went into the foundry for moulding