Started by: aussie94 (2386)

50 years ago I worked at Metal Box in Westhoughton , I met a lovely lady at the site her name Dorothy . Just wandering if anyone knows her cannot remember her surname .Love to catcch up

Started: 8th Sep 2019 at 10:06

Posted by: tonker (23935) 

Mind you don't get lost!

Replied: 8th Sep 2019 at 19:36

Posted by: peebee (588) 

I know Tom Ralphs who was a leccie there.

Replied: 9th Sep 2019 at 18:18

Posted by: aussie94 (2386)

i think i posted on the wrong page my eyes let me down.

Replied: 11th Sep 2019 at 08:58

Posted by: aussie94 (2386)

A good style of lady lived in Aspull. could light up a room

Replied: 20th Sep 2019 at 12:04

Posted by: retep1949 (698)

Dorothy had a friend called the Tin man,he could have worked at Metalbox.

Replied: 22nd Sep 2019 at 08:46

Posted by: tonker (23935) 

Ah! Metalbox, late 1960's? Was she known as 'Dot'?

Replied: 23rd Sep 2019 at 17:34

Posted by: aussie94 (2386)

Tonker , yes , possibly

Replied: 24th Sep 2019 at 04:10

Posted by: aussie94 (2386)

she had a classy Chasiy

Replied: 24th Sep 2019 at 11:59

Posted by: tonker (23935) 

No, never heard of her! 😬

Replied: 24th Sep 2019 at 13:29

Posted by: aussie94 (2386)

well I knew her well , good sort .

Replied: 26th Sep 2019 at 11:43

Posted by: tonker (23935) 

No, never heard of her! 😬

Replied: 26th Sep 2019 at 13:52

Posted by: blackrodweaver (623) 

my aunty and uncle worked there Tom and Kathleen Kirkham lived in aspull

Replied: 28th Sep 2019 at 20:22

Posted by: aussie94 (2386)

A very sexy lady.

Replied: 15th Oct 2019 at 09:33
Last edited by aussie94: 15th Oct 2019 at 09:38:19

Posted by: AspullGal (5)

My mum worked at Metal Box for many years Margaret Calland - she eventually married Wilf Wallwork who also worked there.

Replied: 7th Mar 2020 at 22:10

Posted by: aussie94 (2386)

Dot was a real goer. We had such alot of good shagging

Replied: 19th Mar 2020 at 12:38

Posted by: priscus (inactive)

I thought maybe your gaydar was not working when you asked Friends of Dorothy to make themselves known.

Replied: 19th Mar 2020 at 21:48

Posted by: tonker (23935) 

Blackrodweaver - are you related to Berni Kirkham?

Replied: 24th Mar 2020 at 18:56

Posted by: GOLDEN BEAR (4041) 

I also worked at THE BOX from 1974 to 1981 worked in spray room in the new DWI plant ,all my memories were marred by all the sheep that worked there.

Replied: 14th Aug 2020 at 15:59

Posted by: blackrodweaver (623) 

Tonler sorry for late reply only just seen post.
answer to your question no relation to to me

Replied: 14th Aug 2020 at 20:06

Posted by: tonker (23935) 

Never mind, I got it wrong. Her name's Berni Kirkman, not Kirkham. Her dad was Kevin Kirkman,an electrician at Parsonage.

Replied: 15th Aug 2020 at 22:15

Posted by: peter g (2768) 

Stan Thorley worked there

Replied: 27th Sep 2020 at 13:58

Posted by: GOLDEN BEAR (4041) 

IS there anyone on this site who worked at metal box in the new factory called the DWI PLANT? ALSO where are you from AUSSIE94 ?

Replied: 8th Jan 2021 at 14:40
Last edited by GOLDEN BEAR: 8th Jan 2021 at 14:42:27

Posted by: tonker (23935) 

Peebee asked, "I know Tom Ralphs who was a leccie there".

Was he known as 'Ralphser'?

Replied: 8th Jan 2021 at 15:34

Posted by: peebee (588) 

Ooo don't know about that tonker, I was only about seven or eight then and he used to give me a lift home at dinner times on his crossbar from Owfen Parochial school as we lived next door to each other. That would have been approx 1957 8 ish. His old man worked at the Allenby Mill in Owfen and used to get us damaged bamboo skips at 'bommy' night.

Replied: 16th Jan 2021 at 17:25

Posted by: GOLDEN BEAR (4041) 


Replied: 22nd Jan 2021 at 14:57

Posted by: aussie94 (2386)

GB I worked on the installation of the ovens in the new plant. Had some great times ,some long lunches at the pub. Some very eager young women . Lovedit was there from 1969 to 1970

Replied: 25th Jan 2021 at 10:23

Posted by: GOLDEN BEAR (4041) 

Hello Aussie 94,, Those ovens you talked about those near where i worked were just outside the sprayroom as you may know on the new 2 piece can it was sprayed twice the first one with EPOXY then out and into the oven then they came back into us again then we sprayed them withVINYL lacquer the speed of those machines were incredible to give you an idea on a typical 12 hour shift with full 4 production lines running we could belt out just short of a MILLION CANS ,COCOA COLA/LILT/ALL TOP NAMES OF THAT TIME IN LATE 70s /80s before i left they were changing 2 of the lines over from pop drinks to BEER CANS . I have to agree with you there were quite a few lovely ladies there too ! bye for now stay safe . G.B.

Replied: 28th Jan 2021 at 14:40


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