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Adsum

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Re: Salvation Army Hospital Ancoats
« Reply #15 on: 08:48:58, 06/05/13 »
The old CWS Biscuit works Pollard St. Now apartments.
 
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« Reply #16 on: 12:46:03, 06/05/13 »
Looking at your picture Adsum a Victorian workhouse has more appeal.   
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« Reply #17 on: 11:14:25, 07/05/13 »
I would love to see any pics of Mellor Street ,i worked at Mellor house in the late 60s.
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« Reply #18 on: 20:34:19, 10/06/13 »
I was born at Crossley Hospital in 1954. My mother didn't rate it much and didn't go there for the next one. The photo here is the only one I've seen. The story goes that my grandmother in her excitement ran up the fire escape. Can anyone confirm if that was possible?

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« Reply #19 on: 15:00:13, 05/07/13 »
The old CWS Biscuit works Pollard St. Now apartments.
Crikey!  I worked here in the school summer holidays in around 1970.  Packing the Christmas selection boxes - yes folks, your Christmas biscuits are baked 6 months earlier! - 43 hour week for the princely wage of 6.13s.11d.  Mars were paying 12 but it was on the other side of town.  It was the most awful place to work, sitting at a conveyor belt, picking 3 Lincoln and 5 Bourbon biscuits at a time and putting them in passing boxes.  Each day we moved down one place so we had a bit of variety with the types of biscuit.  In my 2nd week I was delighted to be sent to the chocolate room.  We packed chocolate marshmallows -= one for me, one for the box.  After 2 days or so I couldn't care if I never saw another marshmallow as long as I lived!  The smell of hot gingernut dough at 6 am would turn your stomach too. 
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« Reply #20 on: 15:14:22, 05/07/13 »
Great memory's Cheetham girl I really enjoyed the read  thank you  :)
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« Reply #21 on: 15:19:12, 05/07/13 »
Great memory's Cheetham girl I really enjoyed the read  thank you  :)

That said, John, I've just realised the CWS biscuit works where I worked was in Cheetham (down Smedley Lane, I think)!  Is this a different one?
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« Reply #22 on: 15:41:31, 05/07/13 »
I remember the CWS Smedley road very well, I used to travel that way to get to Boyle Street where I worked as a bus driver for many years. So much changed now Cheethamgirl no Conellys, no ICI the good jobs that have gone.  :-[  Now they open yet another blumin Ronald MacDonald's and think there creating jobs..............God help us............   
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« Reply #23 on: 16:15:06, 05/07/13 »
Such a shame, John.  I moved away in 1973 but have fond memories of my early days in Cheetham (Co-op biscuits apart, of course!).
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« Reply #24 on: 17:29:43, 05/07/13 »
Well Cheethamgirl, perhaps moving was a good thing it's pretty run down these days. Then again so are a lot of places  :(
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« Reply #25 on: 19:10:28, 05/07/13 »
That said, John, I've just realised the CWS biscuit works where I worked was in Cheetham (down Smedley Lane, I think)!  Is this a different one?

 
 
 
The biscuit works in the photograph is the one that used to be on Pollard St  Ancoats. It's now apartments.
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« Reply #26 on: 20:25:00, 05/07/13 »
It's my age Adsum I can't cope with all this rapid change, I do know Pollard st, infact I know "EVERY STREET" in Manchester. I bet your sick of hearing that old potato  O0
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« Reply #27 on: 21:36:07, 05/07/13 »
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That said, John, I've just realised the CWS biscuit works where I worked was in Cheetham (down Smedley Lane, I think)!  Is this a different one?

I think the CWS biscuit works was in Crumsall CG.

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« Reply #28 on: 22:18:03, 05/07/13 »
Now you mention it Jim I'm not sure now Smedley  lane did have a biscuit factory and Crumpsel one sounds familiar too............lol A lot of CWS places where on Ten Acre Lane that's Newton Heath I think Culcheth Lane Area Adsum will know............. :)
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« Reply #29 on: 22:24:39, 05/07/13 »
Two great photos of Star Hall! No sign of a fire escape. Would be interested to hear if anyone knew if there was one, so I can confirm or not my birth story.