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id love to trace some of my old workmates who i worked alongside at balfour darwins steel works in the wicker from 1965-71!-i worked in the printing/stationary dept.and i remember---judy wood,sandra hartley,margaret black,pam mcquillan,shirley mullins,and from other departments--andrew pointer,malcom?,john ingram,john gascoigne,jannette?brian tidy,rita(post room) heather? and im sure there are a lot more that will spring to mind!ive already met up with joan ritson from shipping dept!---they had there own wacky races syndicate every week when they used to bet on the winner on tv!

unfortunately some of my old workmates have passed away-peter hancock being the most noable one-he passed away about 7 years ago aged 50:(

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I remember Balfour Darwins very well judith. As a kid my Mum worked at the one on Broughton lane and every Christmas we used to go to the wicker to the annual kid's party.

In 68/71 I worked at the side of it in the Wicker ( Samuel Osbourn's ) in the forge.

Do you remember the pork butcher's "friedrichs" on the corner that did wonderful "dripping" cakes.

Thinking back I also remember "acquiring" the Eagle statue that was on the corner of the building. It was in our garden for ages.

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id love to trace some of my old workmates who i worked alongside at balfour darwins steel works in the wicker from 1965-71!-i worked in the printing/stationary dept.and i remember---judy wood,sandra hartley,margaret black,pam mcquillan,shirley mullins,and from other departments--andrew pointer,malcom?,john ingram,john gascoigne,jannette?brian tidy,rita(post room) heather? and im sure there are a lot more that will spring to mind!ive already met up with joan ritson from shipping dept!---they had there own wacky races syndicate every week when they used to bet on the winner on tv!

unfortunately some of my old workmates have passed away-peter hancock being the most noable one-he passed away about 7 years ago aged 50:(

 

 

Hi, I worked at Balfour Darwins in The Wicker from 1957 to 1976. I worked at first as a junior in M Department and eventually into F Department. Have some great and happy memories of my time there, and of the sports club too, as I played in the works teams for rounders, netball, table tennis and badminton. My younger sister came to work with us later. :hihi:

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Hi,

My Father retired from Balfours on the Wicker in 1969 after 51 years service!

His name was Sydney Rhodes and I think he worked in G department

 

I remember your father, and in fact my friend and colleague (a twin) married his son (maybe it's you!?) I still see Christine Day occasionally, she used to work for your father too.

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my sister and my aunt worked there , if i remember right they used to have a rounders team and i used to watch em up the midland bank ground at dore.thats if its the right firm which i think it is

 

Yes, they sure did have a rounders team and I was the bowler. We had some super times especially when we won the cup!!

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