Dewsbury & London

Started by: orlando (47)

Does anyone know anything about Dewsbury & London.

I saw the name on a casting set in concrete ages ago.

I assume it's the name of an old company but I haven't been able to find any information on it.

Started: 10th Mar 2013 at 21:01

Posted by: tonker (24059) 

The concrete might have been mixed by the Romans, while they were building their top fortress and capital city, Coccium. It might have been intended to give directions to the two lesser places of Dewsbury and London, in case any of the Romans needed to go there for any reason.

Then again, it was probably a casting manufactured by Longley Concrete, who have plants in Dewsbury and in London.

Replied: 10th Mar 2013 at 23:25

Posted by: winder (1293)

Gidlow Washery Weighbridge
Courtesy of Bennielechat 2009

Replied: 11th Mar 2013 at 14:13

Posted by: gaffer (6862) 


Thanks for that. The company was E and A Ashworth weighbridge manufacturers of Dewsbury and London.


Replied: 11th Mar 2013 at 14:54
Last edited by gaffer: 11th Mar 2013 at 15:07:50

Posted by: winder (1293)

Never knew the name of the company, gaffer.
The one at Gidlow was used by the NCB to weigh the wagons of coal on their way to Rylands Siding and the W.C.M.L.

Replied: 11th Mar 2013 at 19:02

Posted by: orlando (47)

Thanks Winder & Gaffer.

I'm surprised it's not been nicked, just lying in the undergrowth like that. I know it's heavy but bigger things have gone walkabout.

Are there any photos of the weighbridge when it was in use?

Replied: 11th Mar 2013 at 20:10

Posted by: Erasmus (398) 

It's still there, I was looking at it yesterday.

Replied: 11th Mar 2013 at 23:30

Posted by: WiganArchSoc (3) 

Took this in the early 1980's when we were looking for the Roman Road up there

Replied: 6th Jan 2016 at 22:13
Last edited by WiganArchSoc: 6th Jan 2016 at 22:32:13


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