Photo-a-Day (Sunday, 11th December, 2016)
A bit of useless information. HoVis comes from:
the Latin phrase hominis vis – "the strength of man"
I watched it on a tv programme about bread making in the 19th Century.
Interesting pic, Mick.
Have you got pedal assistance on your bike Mick, if so, it's no wonder you get around. I presume that's Cale Lane.
This was of course JT Harvey's bakery, Cale Lane, New Springs in the 1970s.
Before Cale Lane it was in Harvey street Lower Ince, hence the street name.
Can`t be 1970s the bike is electric assisted were not invented then
It is amazing how a simple sign sets your mind working - was there a Rathbones bakery in Wigan in the sixties? I remember their vans.
There was another Brown bread, Does anyone remember TUROG ?? A bakery in Darlington St advertised and sold it
Ken, er I mean JT Harvey's was in 1970s, even 1960s.
Some folk are hardwork.
Definately Gary, they've just demolished the old Rathbones bakery and are now builing the inevitable housing estate on the site.
There used to be Halls Bakery in Walkden Ave.
Thanks Jonno - I suppose the could call the new housing streets Rathbone Way, Loaf Street, Sliced Drive etc.
I think it used to be advertised as "Gold Medal" bread.
I worked briefly for Harveys bakery on Cale Lane in 1964 when they delivered using blue "Bakers Boy" diesel vans.
I wonder why they have a sign saying no cycling when the Hovis advert and sign are promoting cycling by featuring a lad on a bike going up a big hill .
There was a bakery at Platt Bridge as well. Edwards, does anyone remember it?
Mick, did you manage to get the kitchen sink in your bag as well.
Edwards bakery was in New St, Platt-Bridge, the building burned down. They was there for quite some time.
Dave K. The small lorries were BMC RG. In other words the threepenny cab because of it's hexagon shape.
I've drove one on my coal round, but only for o short time. Blue with the red seal logo.
Mick, the young Hovis lad in the adverts was never seen riding his bike, just pushing it, as this lad in the pic is doing, upon closer inspection.
Mick the cycle sign. it's a depot Health & Safety warning, most depot have them.
I remember Edwards Bakery and the delicious smell, on our way to school.
Does anyone else remember Excel bakery in Hindley? - I seem to remember they were at the bottom of Market St. and their delivery vans were blue.
I seem to remember "Mother's Pride" bread but don't know where it was baked!
Memory lane cakes, Sunblest bread, Mothers pride, Wonderloaf, Warburtons, Rathbones and Larders. Can anyone name more big bakery names?
Remember unloading the hovis flour at Harvey's Cale Lane it was in bags in 1968 and they were a bit on heavy side 140lb but no problem I worked with Joe Stead on the old plant Great days and nights loads of descent guys worked there wouldn't mind getting in touch for a few pints.