Pinguin, - formally Fishers, - formally Frigoscandia.

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Pinguin, - formally Fishers, - formally Frigoscandia.

Postby old-git » 20 Jun 2005, 19:41

The pea season begins, it usually lasts till about mid August. They are hopeful of processing 25,000 tons if the weather doesent ruin the crop, as it did last year.
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Postby old-git » 07 Jan 2006, 23:14

It seems Pinguin Foods at Lynn have lost all but ¼ of their normal pea season to other firms and are downsizing.

The workers of Penguin foods received a letter from the company this week informing them that 65 are to be made redundant. This is approximately two thirds of the Pinguin workforce at Lynn. With the related redundancies at Celsius First this brings the total to approximately 90 workers losing a job in the very near future.
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Postby CC » 19 Jan 2006, 20:39

OG, a sorry state, having been there (redundancy) myself I can honestly say I know how they feel. I had been with the same employer for more years than Firigo existed.
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Postby old-git » 20 Jan 2006, 03:11

Yes been there also CC, some may say it's character forming but I hope I never have my character formed like that again. :shock:

I hope the cuts are not as deep as they think they will be. :(
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Postby old-git » 25 Mar 2006, 01:53

Pinguin stopped processing product in their factorys today and made 53 people redundant, leaving approx 65 still employed packing product brought in from the continent.
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Postby cpmee » 06 Apr 2012, 21:32

Log Time ago but I too used to work at Fisher's now Pinguin and Padley's in Boston now Pinguin and so England is turning into Pinguin land which is why I now live in Ukraine
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Re: Pinguin, - formally Fishers, - formally Frigoscandia.

Postby snake-eyes » 12 Apr 2012, 19:56

Bit of a coincidence, but we were talking about Frigos in the pub last night and there was quite a difference of opinion as to when they opened their plant in Lynn.
We found that they opened a cold store in Grimsby in 1958 but could get no result on the Lynn plant, can anyone help,several pints are resting on the result? :smt053 :smt111
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Postby greenpen » 12 Apr 2012, 20:34

My brother used to work there. I'll ask him.
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Postby rospaul » 12 Apr 2012, 20:39

:smt017 ....... I would have a pint or two on 1965.

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Re: Pinguin, - formally Fishers, - formally Frigoscandia.

Postby greenpen » 12 Apr 2012, 20:46

I'm a teetotaller but it was 1965 :munch :

http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-11837701.html
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Postby snake-eyes » 13 Apr 2012, 11:39

Thanks for that , I was a couple of years out ,I thought it was earlier so that has cost me a pint or two
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Re: Pinguin, - formally Fishers, - formally Frigoscandia.

Postby greenpen » 14 Apr 2012, 11:36

Sorry about that. Perhaps you'll have better luck with Mr Ev's tips for the gee gees? :sherlock
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Short film featuring Lynn/Frigoscandia

Postby cws196 » 20 Apr 2015, 21:06

Not sure if this is in the right place, so mods please move it, if necessary.

Short film on YouTube from the 'Look at Life' series produced by Rank Films, featuring a lorry trip from Frigoscandia.

Enjoy!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=llQUrH8eEHM
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Re: Pinguin, - formally Fishers, - formally Frigoscandia.

Postby dr strangelove » 21 Apr 2015, 08:35

Wow, what a find!! I don't know how you find these vids but keep them coming! Be good if someone could find a vid of a lorry coming out of Campbells or Patrick & Thompson, preferably from the 60's. Now THAT would be something :D
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Postby EWW » 21 Apr 2015, 11:54

Our member richardWard posted a half dozen short clips of the 50s and 60s that
were great. Sad thing is that if you do not visit photobucket for about 90 day your
pictures and clips could go. Richards have all gone but I have been able to retrieve
one of them that I have reposted. It was taken round the tuesday mkt place. They
were great vids and a great loss to the archive.
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