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Postby matthew » 14 Oct 2004, 13:46

Does anyone remember working at Savages or know of any stories and/or family history relating to the company?

If so I'd love to hear from you as our gradfather worked there for many years.
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Postby old-git » 15 Oct 2004, 21:45

Hi Matthew,
I can't help you much but I do have a work-mate who worked at savages
between 1960 and 65. He is now 60 and although he says he can't remember
a lot, he asks what your Granddads name was
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He remembers that it closed down in the late 60's or early 70's and was
owned by a Jack Pillens when it closed. The works manager was a Mr
Langley, (not sure about names spelling).

He also remembers hanging over the fence to watch the girls coming out
of Beulah's cannery (later Anglia canners).

He does not have a computer, but he is going to tell some of his old
mates about this forum thread, so hopefully more will appear here.
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Postby old-git » 16 May 2005, 02:54

Nice pic of Savages house bill. I used to walk past that house on the way to/from town when I was a kid, and didn't take a blind bit of notice of it :roll:

I think this is the Savages workers testing the Velocipede, pre 1900.
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My dad used to live in Sir Lewis St, near Savages. He recalls, as a lad in the 1920/30s, going with his mates to Savages and having a go on the finished rides. Seems they used live kid testing,,, wonder when they stopped making rides,, I missed out on that :(

Fred Savage and Joe Bunting,, cruising 8)
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Postby BLACKSHUCKDOG » 16 May 2005, 23:33

Very interesting.
Where exactly was 'Savages' house and the 'Iron Works' ?
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Postby old-git » 16 May 2005, 23:52

Hi BLACKSHUCKDOG,
Anglia canners was later on the site of Savages. The foundry was behind the house, the house fronted onto John Kennedy road. The back gardens of the new houses near Wicks was where the house stood.
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Postby BLACKSHUCKDOG » 18 May 2005, 00:55

Many thanks 'Old Git'.
Born in 1958 I can remember some of the old town, this however was well before my time.
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Postby old-git » 18 May 2005, 17:56

If the house was still standing it would be about here,
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There was a roadway to the right of the house that lead to the ironworks.

There is another photo of the house, about 5 photos down, in this thread viewtopic.php?t=160
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Postby BLACKSHUCKDOG » 18 May 2005, 20:43

Many thanks 'Old Git'
I have passed that corner a million times and never realised.
Much prefer the old style architecture to the new.
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Postby old-git » 23 Jun 2005, 04:46

Foundry, I don't know date. Anyone?
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1872 advert (CLICK for bigun).
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Postby EWW » 02 Dec 2006, 10:37

JUST ANOTHER VIEW


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Postby delbert » 02 Dec 2006, 13:40

could be i think b.r.s. yard in foreground ,not sure.. it was a park for wagons when i worked for jock purdy who had a small garage buisness next to rail crossing between both dock gates (garage, fisher fleet side of rail line(town side of road )) :wink:
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Postby EWW » 02 Dec 2006, 14:50

Thats where it was Del, or therabouts. Did you know Buller Rodwell
that worked for BRS, another old neighbour of mine, little rotund fella
that smoked evil smelling cigars all the time.
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Postby delbert » 02 Dec 2006, 15:10

used to see a feller walking round the yard that fits that description but didnt know anyone by name from there :D
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Postby old-git » 16 Dec 2006, 05:17

Savages built this works, opened in 1873. Before this he had a works in St Nicholas street somewhere. Anyone know where?

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