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rayjones
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1 of 8  Wed 11th Mar 2015 10:59pm  
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Does anyone remember this factory in Awson Street off Stoney Stanton Road? Wooden dashboards were made there for BMC, and I used to take them to Oxford and Longbridge in the company lorries. I was there around 1966/7 and remember the canteen sausage batches with loving memory!
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NormK
bulkington
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2 of 8  Thu 12th Mar 2015 8:12am  
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Yes I worked at the Awson. I started as a school leaver which would be 1956. If my memory is right they also made dashboards and door cappings for Humber. Thumbs up
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Norman Conquest
Allesley
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3 of 8  Thu 12th Mar 2015 9:35am  
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I remember the Awson not because I ever worked there but we could get timber offcuts to use as firewood. I think it was supplied by a man named Marclew or something very similar.
Just old and knackered

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IslandCafe
Plymouth, Devon
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4 of 8  Thu 12th Mar 2015 11:34am  
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A friend of mine (Ken Cadden) worked there around 1951/2. He did some sort of french polishing and hated it. It was a dirty filthy job and his arms were often blistered from all the chemicals used. Sadly he is no longer with us.
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rayjones
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5 of 8  Thu 12th Mar 2015 9:43pm  
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It's funny you responding to me about the Awson because I was one of the Avon Street gang that started using your Island Cafe right from the start way back in 63.
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IslandCafe
Plymouth, Devon
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6 of 8  Fri 13th Mar 2015 9:52am  
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Ray, as if I could forget you. Thumbs up
Alan

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jvb
Kenilworth
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7 of 8  Sun 22nd Mar 2015 12:09am  
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The factory was acquired by Burbidge in (I think) the early 1970's and they still make timber products there.
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jimflit
coventry
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8 of 8  Wed 25th Mar 2015 10:54am  
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Cheers
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