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Does anyone have any memories of this place or know of relatives who worked there?

 

My Grandfather worked there for a while after retiring from working on the trams and I'm eager to learn more about the place.

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I recall the place, but I thought it was on the corner and was actually on Bridge Street.

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My brother worked there in the 80/90s. He used to say it was on Bridge Street.

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My apologies - so it is. It's probably because I always think of it as I'm travelling up Snig Hill and never give Bridge St a thought.

 

Can anyone tell me the nature of the work there?

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If you mean the nature of the Avery business as it was, I believe they repaired and serviced electronic weighing machines (on site, and off) for trades and government departments, hospitals, post offices shops etc., and I think vehicle weighbridges as well.

 

According to my brother, it was a nice firm to work for, or at least he gave me that impression.

 

Hope this helps tiffy :thumbsup:

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Ok - thanks for that.

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I know somebody called Lorraine Troop who married a John Searle who worked there. Nice lass.

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I used to know a bloke who worked there his name was Ken Youle from Owlerton.

 

 

Happy Days

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The building is now known as Richfield House and is used by South Yorkshire Police as additional office space next to Headquarters on Snig Hill.

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I used to work at Avery Scales in 1964/65...It is on Bridge St...I was a Wages clerk there. Ok to work there.

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I worked there when I first left school in 1964/5 as a trainee engineer.

I didn't stay too long but will try and help you out with any info. I can remember.

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I used to work at Avery Scales in 1964/65...It is on Bridge St...I was a Wages clerk there. Ok to work there.

 

We must have been there at the same time. I remember Linda and Christine from upstairs. I think Linda worked on the switchboard.Shirley was the MDs secretary I think

There was an Indian gentleman who worked in the stores underground. The MD was a big man who used to come downstairs and smash up the old machines with a sledge hammer. One day I went to see him with my overall sleeves rolled up, when he saw my tattoos he told me to get them scrubbed off.

Jock was the lorry driver.

There were 2 other apprentices as well as me but I can't remember their names or the names of the engineers.

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