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Factory in seacombe #602304
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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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Re: Factory in seacombe [Re: Chorizo] #602335
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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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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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If it is the Gandi building they used to make asbestos products - like brake shoes for cars.

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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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Yes your right but i think it was called Berwicks toys

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Deffo Berwicks Toys. Think it's where the SoccerDome place is now.

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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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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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It was berwicks toys,and before that goodyear aviation,goodyear had their owwn railway siding,hope this helps.

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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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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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Ken Berwick lived on Chester High Road, a big house covered in Ivy. Drove a roller KB1

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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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