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_Ste_ #186388 26th Nov 2007 7:00pm
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I think the factory in the centre of the image made embroidery and was very famous early last century. I cant remember the name but there is a exhibit in the Williamson art gallery at the moment about it. It looks like there is an allotment behind it or something. Maybe this helps??

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One of my Aunties worked there omg
I will try and get the name to add to the thread.

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Originally Posted by ghostly1
I think the factory in the centre of the image made embroidery and was very famous early last century. I cant remember the name but there is a exhibit in the Williamson art gallery at the moment about it.


I'm pretty sure it was Arthur Lee & Sons


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Spot on thats the one! Made Tapestry for all the big liners in the docks as I remembers from the musuem! Cheers Chris

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A classmate's mother worked in Lees Works. Went with him to see his mother at work on one of the many looms. Never heard such a noise in all my tender years! Some of the women were using sign language as conversation was out of the question!

I was quite glad to get out of the place. Ear defenders, ear plugs, sound deadening materials ho.ho.ho. In your dreams baby!!

Work your tripe out 'till bloody hooter goes !!

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My friend Mally's mum used to be Caretaker at Lee's Tapestry works.. He was actually born in the bungalow which was next to the works.. I'll ask for some information.


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Good book for you lot called 'Up our lobby' all about the north end and life in the dock cottages by Bill Houldin (surname may be slightly different).
http://www.garry.mumford.com/msg58a.htm

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ha ha just started reading the book


It all makes perfect sense expressed in dollars and cents ,pound shillings and pence
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ok boys and girls who remembers any one working here, it was on kwik saves site (probably different, since bankrupsy) and this was on the road from st james church roundabout going over the penny bridge. not sure of road name. loads of lass's worked here and the odd bloke and these were well classy tapestries that they used to sell to the sultans, and kings and rich people all over the world, sometimes the sold them to argos (the god of pointless queing) actually the argos bit is bollox but the rest is true


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this picture actually shows the tapestry works in the foreground



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Lee's tapestry works is/was on stanley road in the North End im still waiting for my uncle to give me more information as he was born there as his mother was head Caretaker hes trying to ask around but its like asking for a miricle when you ask my uncle heh! hes one of those that takes years.. But as soon as i know you'll know happy Sorry its taken so long as i forgot i mentioned on the other thread id ask so its both of our faults lol. But its wierd the fact my uncle was born there heh!


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My mum worked at Lee's after she left School during the 60's she embroidered cussions for the Whitehouse there. I'll pick her brain for info when I see her =)

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Hi all,

My mum worked at the Lees Tapestries and they did produce work for Royalty and many Worldwide customers.

My mum told me that they had drama and musical performances which the staff got involved in. My mum took part and sang and acted in these shows.

Sadly my mum has died last year but she would be thrilled to know that people are interested in the old tapestry works. She was always proud of the work that she produced and helped to produce.

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