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Hi

 

I grew up on Harvey Clough road and have memories of their being what I believe was a cutlery factory about half way down the lower part of Harvey Clough, I Believe it was flattened and houses built on it in the early nineties, I was wondering does anyone have any information about this factory or point in the direction of somewhere that may? 

 

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I grew up on Mountview road and can remember the factory. I don't think it was cutlery that was made there, it was nail files. I'll make some more inquiries on the matter.

 

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If you Google J B Rawlins and Sons you'll find some info and a photo of the factory.

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According to my 1900 White's directory, Rawlins were dressing case instrument manufacturers.

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I always thought it was a cutlery works. I might have my wires crossed but I think George Slattery, father of swimmer Jill, had some connection with it. The family lived across the road.

 

Edit. Seems I did have my wires crossed. George had his own cutlery firm but it was elsewhere.

Edited by Jim Hardie

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It was down a very steep drive and was owned by the sons, this was 1970 and I bought the moggie minor off the elder son. It was spotless apart from 6" dent in the front, matching the stair newel post at the bottom of the drive. The factory was a real Victorian place they were making cutlery set boxes and very nice they were.

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What a coincidence! I’m the grandson of George Slattery, I was just googling his name to see if anything came up about him as I was thinking about him and saw this. I’m very happy to see something about him, my dad has just told me his factory was on Daisy Walk in the yard of a rag shop and then moved to Hillsborough Barracks. Mr Murfin  was the nail file owner he says. Thanks for posting about George and hope this helps you. 

 

Ps. He says Bill Murfin was his name as far as he can remember. 

Edited by Longhorn

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