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#602304 - 16th Oct 2011 6:35pm Factory in seacombe
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Hello I'm just wondering if anyone knows what the factory in seacombe between new street and wheatland lane used to make and if anyone has access to any pictures or a website I can visit for info.

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#602335 - 16th Oct 2011 7:09pm Re: Factory in seacombe [Re: Chorizo]
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not sure, but there was a cash and carry there ...can't remember its name though ....there was also a company that made showers/shower units...forgotten it's name now but they were classy showers.

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#602340 - 16th Oct 2011 7:12pm Re: Factory in seacombe [Re: Chorizo]
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#602352 - 16th Oct 2011 7:25pm Re: Factory in seacombe [Re: torryman]
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Originally Posted By: torryman
not sure, but there was a cash and carry there ...can't remember its name though ....there was also a company that made showers/shower units...forgotten it's name now but they were classy showers.


Daryl showers had 2 units on was on Kelvin road and the other was were you are talking about on Weatland lane. We used to do work for them in our factory. Both units are now closed.
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#602354 - 16th Oct 2011 7:26pm Re: Factory in seacombe [Re: Chorizo]
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If it is the Gandi building they used to make asbestos products - like brake shoes for cars.

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#602370 - 16th Oct 2011 7:54pm Re: Factory in seacombe [Re: Chorizo]
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Many years ago there was a toy factory there called Benicks toys???? I think that was the name

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#602392 - 16th Oct 2011 8:38pm Re: Factory in seacombe [Re: louise127]
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Yes your right but i think it was called Berwicks toys

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#602394 - 16th Oct 2011 8:40pm Re: Factory in seacombe [Re: louise127]
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Deffo Berwicks Toys. Think it's where the SoccerDome place is now.

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#602397 - 16th Oct 2011 8:42pm Re: Factory in seacombe [Re: Chorizo]
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The Gandy was on Wheatland Lane, the entrance is still there opposite St.Pauls Rd.The company was divided between Brake shoe liners and conveyor belts.The conveyor belt section was bought by Dunlop and re-located to Leyland near Preston.
The toy factory was called Bewicks and the front of the original factory remains, next to the Soccer Dome.

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#602398 - 16th Oct 2011 8:43pm Re: Factory in seacombe [Re: Chorizo]
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Gandy made industrial conveyor belts for machines it was The Gandy Belt Co, didn't know about the breaks bit, you learn something every day!).



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#602405 - 16th Oct 2011 8:52pm Re: Factory in seacombe [Re: louise127]
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It was berwicks toys,and before that goodyear aviation,goodyear had their owwn railway siding,hope this helps.

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#602427 - 16th Oct 2011 9:55pm Re: Factory in seacombe [Re: Chorizo]
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It was a factory near the park just off bridle road where the blocks of flats used to be that were demolished a few years back. I live in the area buy I was too young to remember. Used to play round there as a child

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#602510 - 16th Oct 2011 11:24pm Re: Factory in seacombe [Re: Chorizo]
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One of my ancestors worked at the Gandy Belt factory; on the 1901 census he was down as a 'stationary engine driver' and I couldn't work out what on earth that meant, until I realised the engines ran the belts!

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#602548 - 17th Oct 2011 12:00am Re: Factory in seacombe [Re: parkgater]
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Ken Berwick lived on Chester High Road, a big house covered in Ivy. Drove a roller KB1

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#602611 - 17th Oct 2011 8:28am Re: Factory in seacombe [Re: Greenwood]
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Originally Posted By: Greenwood
One of my ancestors worked at the Gandy Belt factory; on the 1901 census he was down as a 'stationary engine driver' and I couldn't work out what on earth that meant, until I realised the engines ran the belts!
I don't think the Gandy was opened until 1927, so possibly he worked elsewhere in 1901, I could be wrong!

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