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Hockley, Spring Hill & Brookfields

#1 by Sheldonboy , Fri Jun 07, 2013 9:26 pm

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My first job was at Rabones in Whitmore Street Hockley, left school end of term July, 1941 on Friday I think it was and by Monday, still Thirteen and still in short trousers, my job, standing on a soapbox cause I was too short to reach the Vyse,was to file the brass ends of the wooden rulers and also the folding part of the inside.
Is that great long factory still there, stretching from Ford Street around into Whitmore Street? I know that Rabones (Chesterton)are now on Spring Hill where the Old Cinema called the Palace theatre once stood
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Brookie I wouldn't be surprised if Phil has a picture of your old Rabone factory. SB


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#2 by phil ( deleted ) , Fri Jun 07, 2013 10:05 pm

SB

Oddly enough I haven't I must see if I can locate one. I have got a surveyors tape and a couple of measuring sticks somewhere though.


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#3 by Brookieboy , Tue Jun 11, 2013 6:59 pm

Phil,
Bet you have a photo of the Tram/Bus depot opposite Rabones in Whitmore St!
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#4 by astoness , Tue Jun 11, 2013 9:20 pm

hi norman i have these 4 pics of whitmore st for you..ive also got one of ford st but i need to find that one...

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#5 by astoness , Tue Jun 11, 2013 9:21 pm

pic 2 whitmore st


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#6 by astoness , Tue Jun 11, 2013 9:23 pm

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#7 by astoness , Tue Jun 11, 2013 9:23 pm

pic 4 whitemore st..

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#8 by astoness , Tue Jun 11, 2013 9:27 pm

sorry norman i duplicated one photo here is the missing one..if you click on them they will enlarge

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#9 by phil ( deleted ) , Tue Jun 11, 2013 9:30 pm

Norman

I do have a photo of Hockley BCT depot somewhere but I'll have to look it out for you. In the meantime here is a photo of a number 8 bus turning out of Whitmore St into Heaton St my compliments to Mr John Bird owner of the photo. The other one of Whitmore St is what I collected on my travels. Lyn beat me to it with another one,

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#10 by astoness , Tue Jun 11, 2013 9:47 pm

lol phil ive got a print of that colour one..keep meaning to frame it..

 
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#11 by astoness , Tue Jun 11, 2013 10:01 pm

here you go norm...the only 2 i have of ford st...they are not easy to find...

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#12 by astoness , Tue Jun 11, 2013 10:02 pm

pic 2 ford street..dated 1950.s

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#13 by mikejee , Tue Jun 11, 2013 11:38 pm

Here are two I took when Ford st area was being demolished, one of them almost the same as Lyn's, only later

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#14 by Brookieboy , Wed Jun 12, 2013 9:05 am

Gee Tks. Lyn and mikegee for those lovely photos, like everything else the area has changed a lot and my memory has faded but I see the Tram/Bus depot at the bottom of Ford street. Tks again Norman

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#15 by astoness , Wed Jun 12, 2013 9:49 am

happy to help norm....now posting you 3 pics of the st where you was born..new spring st..

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