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Former Harvey's Bakery on Cale Lane
Photo: Rev David Long
Views: 862
Item #: 32450
Taken in 2008 when it was British Bakeries - closed, and the machinery dismantled for sale abroad, 2016.

Comment by: Owd viewer on 28th May 2020 at 15:22

Worked at Harvey 1980s,worked 6 days and long hours,

Comment by: Garry on 28th May 2020 at 15:39

I remember the Harvey's red-seal bread and the blue delivery trucks BMC or Leyland FG (THREEPENNY BIT) CABS.

Comment by: Albert.S. on 28th May 2020 at 17:51

In the 1940s/50s the Harvey’s bakery was in Manley Street, Lower Ince, when Harvey’s left, it became a milk distributing depot.

Comment by: jack on 28th May 2020 at 19:37

Was Lowthers who made Eccles cakes, part of Harveys?

Comment by: ken on 29th May 2020 at 11:55

Lowthers was the original bakery in Cale Lane and later taken over by Harvey's.

Comment by: jack on 29th May 2020 at 13:52

Thanks for that Ken. I thought there was a connection.

Comment by: wigginlad on 29th May 2020 at 20:01

Albert.S The dairy in Manley Street, Ince you mentioned was Hansons I think.

Comment by: G.R on 29th May 2020 at 20:41

Harvey's bakery was at the bottom of Harvey St. The top being were Britannia Bridge school used to be.

Comment by: AH on 30th May 2020 at 09:45

house's being builton this site today;I think lowthers is still there?

Comment by: Albert.S. on 30th May 2020 at 11:09

G.R, Harvey Street, and Manley Street formed the same corner, so it is six of one, and half a dozen of the other.

Comment by: Jinksi on 30th May 2020 at 15:54

Wigginlad, Albert, was Hansons Dairy ,left hand side bottom of Manley St.Mate of mine had a Milk round for Hansons. Early 60,s .

Comment by: Dave on 2nd June 2020 at 17:18

Worked at Harvey's when I left school in 1969 as a van lad. I was on round 14 to St Helens with Alan Pomfret as driver.

Comment by: David on 12th June 2020 at 13:51

Served an electrical and mechanical apprenticeship here from 1968 to 1972 in the maintenance department. I seem to remember that one of our jobs was to clean out the filters in the top of the flour silos.

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