Photo: Ray Smyth
Item #: 30516
World War Two to cater for the employment needs
of mainly ex Military Personnel who had returned
with shellshock, limb injuries, & blindness.
123 factories were quickly established, from
Aberdeen in the north, to Penzance down south.
The Wigan factory was at Lamberhead Green Industrial Estate, Kilshaw Street, Pemberton.
no more remploy vans about now. we have esther mcvey to thank for that 1.
Isn't she the one who's known as "The Mouth of The Mersey" Whups?
My first soldering iron was made by Remploy. I bought it after seeing it exhibited at 'The Design Centre', in London.
Photo of it here: https://www.picclickimg.com/d/l400/pict/273187279660_/Vintage-Soldering-Iron-Tool-Remploy-Ltd-London-30.jpg
Used it for general work: car electrics and suchlike, but went on to work in electronics, so needed the finer instruments made by Antex and by Weller thereafter.
Wasn't there a Remploy factory on the site of what became Reeds Corrugated Cases at Marus Bridge? The site was also occupied by British Celanese before Reeds.
she probably is dtease. she cant win a raffle in her home town of l/pool that,s why the torys gave her a "shoe in " in trafford.people forget that she got a promotion when she shut down remploy.