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Photo-a-Day  (Monday, 18th October, 2021)


Carrington Dewhurst, Bradley, still standing.

Photo: Alan Banks  (Panasonic DMC-TZ60)
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Comment by: Mick on 18th October 2021 at 06:33

Keven Bentham, if there a bit of spare land Kev will have one of his old vans parked up on it.

Comment by: WN1 Standisher on 18th October 2021 at 09:04

Used to work with Kevin, a long long time ago. A lot of my mates worked in that building too.

Comment by: Roy on 18th October 2021 at 11:15

One of Kevin's regular spots is that Mick, he's a grand lad and does a good job, i had dealings with him a short while ago.
WN1 i still have a pint or two with a few lads who spent all their working lives at this C and D factory.
The building on the right that can just be seen was the H J Heinz Standish factory offices, ironically i left school and my first job was as an apprentice engineer with C and D at their Eccleston factory and my last job was with Heinz, Kitt Green.,

Comment by: Mick on 18th October 2021 at 11:28

Kevin done a few deliveries for before a bought mu own van, yes he is a good lad.

Comment by: Poet on 18th October 2021 at 12:01

Plenty of local work then . Most of my mates worked either here or Heinz , all in walking distance of home . It looked like a Lowry painting when the factory whistle blew .

Comment by: irene roberts on 18th October 2021 at 12:20

I had forgotten the name "Carrington and Dewhust". I know Kevin too. He did a house-removal for friend of mine. He lives near my son and knows the family. Nice man.

Comment by: Veronica on 18th October 2021 at 13:34

Gone are the days when you could work within a walking distance of home. My first two jobs on leaving school were near home, so much so I went home ' for me dinner' at 12 00. As Irene would say...

Comment by: WN1 Standisher on 18th October 2021 at 14:36

It's quite ironic that yesterday's PaD in Clayton Street was across the road from where I started work and todays is across the road from my second job.

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