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Remploy   Views: 568
Remploy Lorry   Comments: 5
Photo: Ray Smyth   Item #: 30516  
 
Remploy Lorry
 
  Remploy was established soon after the end of
World War Two to cater for the employment needs
of mainly ex Military Personnel who had returned
with shellshock, limb injuries, & blindness.
123 factories were quickly established, from
Aberdeen in the north, to Penzance down south.
The Wigan factory was at Lamberhead Green Industrial Estate, Kilshaw Street, Pemberton.
 

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Comments by whups, 13th May 2018  
no more remploy vans about now. we have esther mcvey to thank for that 1.

Comments by DTease, 13th May 2018  
Isn't she the one who's known as "The Mouth of The Mersey" Whups?

Comments by AP, 13th May 2018  
My first soldering iron was made by Remploy. I bought it after seeing it exhibited at 'The Design Centre', in London.

Photo of it here: https://www.picclickimg.com/d/l400/pict/273187279660_/Vintage-Soldering-Iron-Tool-Remploy-Ltd-London-30.jpg

Used it for general work: car electrics and suchlike, but went on to work in electronics, so needed the finer instruments made by Antex and by Weller thereafter.

Comments by DerekB, 14th May 2018  
Wasn't there a Remploy factory on the site of what became Reeds Corrugated Cases at Marus Bridge? The site was also occupied by British Celanese before Reeds.

Comments by whups, 17th May 2018  
she probably is dtease. she cant win a raffle in her home town of l/pool that,s why the torys gave her a "shoe in " in trafford.people forget that she got a promotion when she shut down remploy.

 
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