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#632146 - 3rd Dec 2011 12:21pm GIRLINGS BROMBOROUGH
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What do we know about Girlings in Bromborough?
My dad worked there in the late 60`s and early 70`s. Remember going there a couple of times as a sprog but very vauge memories. Where exactly was it, any part left?
i know the Bromborough power station fed part of it.
Ive been on the website to look at old photos in a hope of seeing my dad, but mostly of the south wales factory.

Anyone any memories of Girlings, pics or relatives who worked there and may remember my dad.
His name was Ralph Dutton

Thanks in advance.


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#632276 - 3rd Dec 2011 4:26pm Re: GIRLINGS BROMBOROUGH [Re: hoseman]
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my ald fella worked there, 60's i think
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#632295 - 3rd Dec 2011 5:02pm Re: GIRLINGS BROMBOROUGH [Re: eggandchips]
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both my mum and dad worked there in the 60s and 70s.they did shift work,7 to 3 and 3 to 11.there names where ted and audrey lancaster,

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#632362 - 3rd Dec 2011 7:15pm Re: GIRLINGS BROMBOROUGH [Re: suey30]
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Made brakes or brakes pads/shoes I think. Never worked there but did regularly collect and deliver the laundry. It was mainly green plastic type overalls covered in oil. Well when I collected them they were covered in oil.

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#632422 - 3rd Dec 2011 10:32pm Re: GIRLINGS BROMBOROUGH [Re: Helles]
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No memories of Girlings but fond memories of your dad at St Caths.

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#632561 - 4th Dec 2011 11:35am Re: GIRLINGS BROMBOROUGH [Re: hoseman]
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I worked at Girling Bromborough from 1968 - 1975, they made Disc Brake calipers for cars (Ford, Vauxhall, Rolls Royce, Saab, Volvo, BL and Jaguar amongst others),the brake pads were never made by them they where usually made by Ferodo or Gandy although the steel backing plates where made at the factory. They also made brake units for Trains and for Cheiftan Tanks. The factory was sited on the corner of Dock Rd South and Thermal Road, and part of it was incorporated into the CPUK plant which stands there today, although you'd have to be hard pushed to identify it.

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#632590 - 4th Dec 2011 2:00pm Re: GIRLINGS BROMBOROUGH [Re: PhilH]
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Hi phil, yeah, remember you saying a while back. Just trying to trace his varied work career! He also worked in a chocholate factory in Liverpool somewhere when i was born, was told he used to bring SLABS of chocholate home in his work bag....must be where i get my addiction from!!!
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#632595 - 4th Dec 2011 2:11pm Re: GIRLINGS BROMBOROUGH [Re: hoseman]
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Taveners rings a bell in the old memory bank.
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#632779 - 4th Dec 2011 7:40pm Re: GIRLINGS BROMBOROUGH [Re: daveybm]
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Ive done some contract work in Cerial partners, still a few old buildings in the factory standing, some have just been clad so you cant make them out. Guess the old frontage is where the offices are now?
Any external pics to give me a clue as to what it looked like??
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#632958 - 5th Dec 2011 9:03am Re: GIRLINGS BROMBOROUGH [Re: hoseman]
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Can't help with any pics but the Office entrance in Thermal Road was the Managers entrance and office, to the left of that was the Apprentice Training School (about 15 of those red windows long) above which was the Drawing Office, to the right of the Office Entrance was a staff car park which was overlooked by the canteen to the right again was the pay offices and personnel offices, this brings you to the corner of Thermal road/Dock Road South where there was a security lodge and the entrance for us workers with all the clocking on machines surgery etc,the goods inward store ran from there to where the weighbridge is, that where it used to be it may even be the same one. Sorry I can't be more specific but without any pics it's a bit hard.

Dave


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#633188 - 5th Dec 2011 7:07pm Re: GIRLINGS BROMBOROUGH [Re: daveybm]
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Thanks mate, makes it a bit clearer. There must be some plans, drawings or pics of the site somewhere?
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#633390 - 6th Dec 2011 8:22am Re: GIRLINGS BROMBOROUGH [Re: hoseman]
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There's always the Aerial 70's view on the e-mapping site:

e-mapping clicky

(Sorry - couldn't get the link to centre on Girlings)
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#634572 - 8th Dec 2011 1:17pm Re: GIRLINGS BROMBOROUGH [Re: hoseman]
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;)HELLO, I WORKED AT THE GIRLING PLANT AROUND THE SAME TIME, I AM NOT LIVING IN THAT AREA NOW BUT PASS THROUGH REGULAR,I WORKED IN THE RAILWAY BRAKE SECTION I DO NOT HAVE ANY PICS BUT MANY MEMORIES.
I HAVE MANY FOND MEMORIES OF THE PLACE, I AM ACTUALLY LOOKING ON HERE FOR EX-EMPLOYEE AND FRIEND OF MINE I HAVE POSTED A MESSAGE HAD LOTS OF VIEWS BUT NO FEEDBACK HIS NAME WAS RONNIE GREENFIELDS AND HE WAS THERE AT THAT TIME ALSO IF I GET ANYTHING I WILL LET YOU KNOW, IS YOUR DAD STILL WITH US? REGARDS SUE

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#634573 - 8th Dec 2011 1:19pm Re: GIRLINGS BROMBOROUGH [Re: daveybm]
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HI, DID YOU WORK AT GIRLINGS? IF SO WERE YOU THERE AROUND 1970ISH AS I AM LOOKING FOR A FRIEND WHO WAS THERE AT THE TIME WHO I HAVE LOST TOUCH WITH REGARDS SUE

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#634576 - 8th Dec 2011 1:23pm Re: GIRLINGS BROMBOROUGH [Re: sunnyside]
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Sue, just a reminder that capitals = shouting.
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