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They had a very good football team in the early 90's - watched em with me dad who I think turned out once or twice. Don't know the fellas well but names I remember were sonny, picko, warbs.

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We had some very sad news this week . All wire drawing , galvanising , most welded mesh , most field fence and barded wire will be closing down just after Christmas . 108 redundancies only leaving about 26 jobs and to be honest don't think they'll be here much longer . Very sad times .

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My Dads Family Was The Longest Serving Family At T.w.i.l

Dennis .barry .charlie. Alice

Surname Briggs

Dennis Worked In Galvenising . Barry Worked In Wire Draws?

 

Hi I remember a Denis Briggs I think that just before he retired he was working in transport driving the mini bus??

 

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I was a nurse at Tinsley Wire

 

I have some photos of the ambulance room and the nurses also doc Parkin and the ambulance driver Les Clark

 

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Just out of curiosity, when did Tinsley Wire change to Betafence and when did the Carbrook site first open?

 

Sh2006.

 

I am sure the site first opened in 1932 I think Betafence was in the mid 90s but not sure it was Bekaert before Betafence and always had links with the Belgium firm

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Hi Mick. I remember you you worked in planning didn't you ? also can remember your son working there didn't he work on transport ? i can't think of his name though. I worked on flat wire before transferring over to galvo in no1 factory

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Hi Mick. I remember you you worked in planning didn't you ? also can remember your son working there didn't he work on transport ? i can't think of his name though. I worked on flat wire before transferring over to galvo in no1 factory

 

Hi yeh not my son it was me that worked in transport but before that I did work in planning and in the garage on the fork lift trucks

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My Dad worked in the weighbridge, George Lee he received a gold watch for 25 years wervice.

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My Dad worked in the weighbridge, George Lee he received a gold watch for 25 years wervice.

 

Hi Pauline, The name is not familiar to me but the weighbridge I had dealings with was the one that sent out the goods to customers and I am sure that there were other weighbridges in the factory for weighing production material.

 

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When I wer’ a lad, we had canteens in both factories, you could get a breakfast or a bacon sarni on days and a meal or a bag of chips on afters and nights , a mug of tea or a pint of lime or orange. The little shop in No1 canteen sold fags and chocolate.

We had a Christmas meal every year, no matter what shift you were on, turkey, little sausages with bacon wrapped round them, loads of veg and gravy and a bottle of beer, mince pie, Christmas pudding and custard for dessert. Children of employees had a Christmas party every year and Father Christmas would always find time to turn up and hand out a few presents.

 

Yeh, you are right about the kids Christmas party George Grindle used to be Father Christmas and me and a few others would take the kids photos of him giving them presents ,then after Christmas we would send out all the photos sometimes there would be over 100 shots

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I attended a few of the Xmas parties laid on for kids. After the meal, there would be a magician/comedian, sing song, and of course Father Xmas, who gave out goodies. The last one I was at, would be around 1952, my present was a book on space exploration. Quite futuristic considering the years before it became a reality.

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I attended a few of the Xmas parties laid on for kids. After the meal, there would be a magician/comedian, sing song, and of course Father Xmas, who gave out goodies. The last one I was at, would be around 1952, my present was a book on space exploration. Quite futuristic considering the years before it became a reality.

Wow you are going back a long way I did not start a Tinsley till 1975

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My dad worked there from about 1946 until 1958. He was a sheet metal worker. Had a couple of apprentices working with him, only know one, called Leonard. Sorry, no last name.

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My dad worked there from about 1946 until 1958. He was a sheet metal worker. Had a couple of apprentices working with him, only know one, called Leonard. Sorry, no last name.

 

He was in the weighbridge where you clocked in and out.

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my mum worked there but would have been late thirties early forties I think

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