Pinguin, - formally Fishers, - formally Frigoscandia.

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Postby EWW » 21 Apr 2015, 21:42

I have now managed to put most of richardWards short vids back on. Just look in his
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us idiots need a link to click on EWW... else we cant find it..
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Postby EWW » 24 Apr 2015, 09:51

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They are all in this link but you need to trawl it as they are seperate postings.
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Forgot to add, you need to click on the small picture to start the clip.
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Postby EWW » 04 Oct 2017, 20:28

Do you recognise it OG or had it changed much when you started?
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Postby old-git » 04 Oct 2017, 21:53

Nice photo of the packing hall I think EWW. Me Mum would have been working there in 1976, can't see her in the pic as the resolution doesn't allow close-ups.
Nearly all those jobs would have gone now as it is mainly robots doing the packing and stacking these days.
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Postby wack » 26 Apr 2021, 10:25

Nice to see what I new as the old packing hall,I joined frigo's in 1990 and was based in the new packing hall but worked in both halls,I managed 20 years before retiring and worked through the frigo/fisher/pinguin eras.
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Postby MrTed » 12 May 2021, 10:53

I worked summers here from '89 to '90 while I was at college. The first summer I was on the pea line and remember going upstairs to the smokers room to see a chum and it was minging with those big square ashtrays on the floor. A staffer I met there was proper dodgy and was always telling stories like him 'baiting' deer and breaking onto cars with half a tennis ball, etc. I was always suprised when they hosed the lines down at the end of each shift as I was waiting for all the exposed electrics to explode out of the walls...
I remember one temp lass getting fired as she was caught eating peas whilst checking for stones & stuff. The supervisor said "Stop that!" and she spat her mouthfull of peas back on the line and was promptly escorted off-site while they hosed that part of the line down because of it. The second summer I was a 'pallet fabricator' (which is what went on my CV at the time) and had a great laugh with the guys but we all nearly lost body parts from the hydraulic metal banding tighteners that were suspended from a gantry, which you dragged along to the next box container we were making for the pea line. That metal banding was lethal! When that snapped after holding down the ratchet button for too long you had to dive out of the way unless you wanted another gash on your leg. Good times! The best part was riding the 'baggy trucks' as they were called then. These battery powered bad-boys could motor. We used to have races along the long corridor to the battery charging area past where the storage chillers were. I remember changing the batteries and they were huge and must have weight over 50Kg each (you needed two per truck). One guy who was messing around had one baggy truck fall on him because he was spinning it in circles. He was in hospital for a week. It still weird when I come back to Lynn seeing a Sainsburys on the site now...

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