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is this Harbens silk mill golborne

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where is it
where is it
Photo: keith pennington
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Item #: 8277
this was found in my dads photo's (Bill Pennington)

Comment by: Steve Irvine on 30th April 2009 at 20:24

Yes it is Harbens Mechanics Shop I recognise most of the men but sadly most of them will have died

Comment by: phil newton on 30th December 2010 at 12:56

I knew a manager chris thorpe of Huyton
He got a lift with the manager ( na neighbour) Goodwins

Comment by: Arthur Precious on 25th June 2012 at 14:48

My dad was the secretary of the Nationalunion of Textile workers & he worked at Harben's late 1920s early 30s. We lived at Lowton, in a caravan

Comment by: Stephen Irwin on 29th December 2012 at 16:31

Thanks to whoever posted this picture. My grandfather, Thomas 'Tommy' Darbyshire, is in the picture, crouched (in flat cap) third from the right on the front row. He was fitter foreman. Does anyone know if his friend Billy Moss is in the picture?

Comment by: Steve Irvine on 2nd January 2013 at 20:44

Stephen I remember your Grandad Tommy very well.I also remember Billy Moss I have checked the photo but he dosent appear to be on it. I recall he always wore a hat rather than a cap. Regards Steve!

Comment by: Jim Latham on 25th June 2013 at 09:32

Back row 6th from the right as we look at the photo, looks like my uncle Jimmy Blackburn. He lived at 47 Bank St. Golborne, near the Royal, and then moved to Pennine Lane. Sadly, he died in 1976. His wife Agnes died in Sept.2011.
Jimmy was my mother's brother.

Comment by: Steve Irvine on 1st July 2013 at 22:06

Yes Jim you are right it is your uncle Jimmy next to Danny Glynn and behind Jimmy Rowley all top blokes !

Comment by: susan catterall(heath) on 16th February 2014 at 17:28

My dad jack heath worked at harbens but doesn't seem to be on this photo. He worked as a fitter welder in the engineers. My mum ivy remembers you Steve irvine

Comment by: Steve Irvine on 1st March 2014 at 20:38

Susan I was a great friend of your Dad, going back to our days as lads living in Platt Bridge. I remember you from High St, Betty and myself lived at no 9. Your Dad is on the Photo but its difficult to pinpoint. Give my regards to your Mum. Steve.

Comment by: Roy Lewis on 28th May 2016 at 11:06

Susan Heath..I remember you from Golborne Junior School...did you live on Edge Green Lane?

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