Just remembered that whilst looking at pics of big lurries.
Wiganism for 'Shift!' Similarly with calling folk 'Pilkingtons'(Been mentioned previously on WW). Usually when some child was stood/sat in front of telly. Pilkingtons beign a suggestion that they thought they were made of glass and could be seen through.
Stringfellows, on the other hand, were a removal company. If memory serves, they may have used ex Tupperware Bedford Marsden lorries.
They ended up based at SLG.
Started: 9th Oct 2012 at 21:09
Last edited by dostaf: 9th Oct 2012 at 21:16:44
Was just going to type if they were based near Martland Mill.
Replied: 9th Oct 2012 at 21:50
Feel free to.
I care not a jot.
I won't complain. The more the merrier.
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as the receipt shows they were based at Springfield and their vehicles had a mural on the site stating 'the Bridge Between two Homes' they had an office in Atherton and their main garage was at Martland Mill by the canal just as you yurn to Standish Lower Ground,I thought they were well before Tupperware ?
also they had coaches and mainly did day trips and to rugby matches
Replied: 10th Oct 2012 at 07:43
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Interesting to know when they closed or were taken over. Think I've also seen Pickford vehicles at SLG/Martland Mill.
Replied: 10th Oct 2012 at 14:57
Aye, I was told of a bloke keeping one there.
Never saw it though.
Replied: 10th Oct 2012 at 15:12
there used to be one down the side of the amberswood in ince
Replied: 10th Oct 2012 at 15:19
There's a pic of an Antar being pulled by a Scammel ballast tractor on one of my 'Pickfords' somewhere.
Don't ask where, I've scattered a few about.
Replied: 10th Oct 2012 at 15:30
Them Tupperware doings are bugging me now.
I thing Stringfellows lorries were a cream colour.
Can see, in my mind's eye, a white vehicles with faded blue Tupperware logos. Or were they blue, with white logo?
Replied: 10th Oct 2012 at 15:56
Not always as great as you think.
Replied: 10th Oct 2012 at 16:00
Your not thinking of Tate Haulage are you
Replied: 10th Oct 2012 at 16:06
There are pics on WW (possibly aerial) showing such lorries at Tupperware's Beech Hill site.
Though I think they may be b&W.
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Apologies, Jo Anne, just seen your post.
Great googlers search alike and all that.
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