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The foundry was at the bottom of Leyland Mill Lane, Ian.( Blueprinters at Brockmill) JT&E
JT&E castings are still there , plus Foundry Cottage, & the first building on the right, by the cast iron gateposts, was Foundry Garage,(now summat different) which my cousin owned & I worked for a while, late 50's early 60's.
I think the "gates" come in as part of the ownership of WC&I Co, being the same as Haigh Hall.
the poster seems to be stuck on gates for some reason, probably a relative who was a gatekeeper
Another point, she speaks of Mining mills & steel. No such thing
Coal mines are what they say they are.
Iron foundrys smelt iron into billets
Steel mills produce steel goods from iron.
I think she may be a bit mixed up in her thinking, in terms of the situation, like you say
Replied: 16th Dec 2008 at 10:52