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greeny

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RYECROFT ENGINEERING
« on: May 19, 2015, 11:30 AM »
hi i was shocked to see ryecroft egineering on ryecroft street  as closed its been going for years it as bounce through recessions , and hard times i went by a couple of weeks ago they were loading all the old press machines on to transporters , they may have moved to new premises but i have not heard ,does any one know if that is the case

herby

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Re: RYECROFT ENGINEERING
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2015, 05:12 AM »
Hi Greeny
                   It probably going to India or Thailand like the rest of the businesses where they pay the workers two bob a day.
  Is Hall and Kay's still around. My first job when I left school.           herby

greeny

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Re: RYECROFT ENGINEERING
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2015, 10:43 AM »
hi herby hall and kays went a good few years ago i went for a job there after being made redundant from I C L back in the 1980 recession also went to ryecroft engineerig but no luck ,finish up at harbenware they made pans only lasted there a couple of months , not many engineering firms left in ashton  these days , glad i am out of that looking for work , enjoying retirement   :)

jaywit

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Re: RYECROFT ENGINEERING
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2015, 02:45 PM »
We are still using our wedding present set of pans,48 years and counting.
I know! I know! heavy metal blah blah. "Lancastrian" made in Morecambe!

I think spellcheck needs to get a life or is it just me!

brian seward

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Re: RYECROFT ENGINEERING
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2015, 05:21 AM »
I worked as a apprentice tool maker at Rycroft in 1943/44, just before I joined the Navy, The Foreman was called Frank English and my mate was Arthur Pennington (he had a brother called Keith) .Bill Haslam was there as I recall. they had a great Canteen as we did Fire watching during the Wartime and the Ladies made up great sandwiches!!!!!. During those years they were making Aileron's and Bomb Doors for the
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