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Owen Owen/Louis Reece,Fruit Market   Views: 983
Louis Reece Leyland Comet   Comments: 8
Photo: Ray Smyth   Item #: 30860  
Louis Reece Leyland Comet
  This picture of a Louis Reece lorry, fully loaded with boxes of fruit, probably apples,
is from the 1950s, perhaps before Owen Owen
and Louis Reece became one company. I have
posted the picture on here because I know that
some former staff of Owen Owen/Louis Reece look
at Wigan World occasionally.

 [<< Back] 8 user comment(s) below:-  [Leave a comment]

Comments by Alan, 23rd November 2018  
Where is this????

Comments by walt ( North Yorks ), 23rd November 2018  
cracking photo Ray, I remember George Roberts and Haddocks from Aspull having Leyland Comets on their tipper work, great vehicle !!!!

Comments by Pw, 23rd November 2018  
Is it opposite Wigan North Western station?

Comments by Ray, 24th November 2018  
Alan and Pw...The location of the Louis Reece Leyland lorry
is probably one of the wholesale fruit & vegetable markets in London,Perhaps Covent Garden, Spitalfields, or Stratford.

As mentioned above, I posted the picture for the interest and benefit of former staff of Owen Owen/Louis Reece,
particularly when the local fruit & veg wholesalers were in
Wigan town centre.

Comments by Albert, 24th November 2018  
Ray. In the vicinity of where this lorry is parked, If opposite NW Rly Station, I seem to rememember, in the late fifties a newspaper dispatching depot. I would call in just before going off night duty, for a cuppa.

Comments by Phil, 29th November 2018  
Iím not sure where in Wigan this is, it could be opposite Wigan NW station but it doesnít look quite right.

Comments by Ray, 29th November 2018  
Phil...Please see my earlier comments regarding this photo,
The location is not Wigan, but Louis Reece was the largest
fruit & Vegetable wholesaler in Wigan for about 40 years,
so the photo will bring back memories for former staff, and
employees of the several other wholesalers when Louis Reece
was in Wigan, and later at Worthington Way.

Comments by Philip G., 29th November 2018  
Ray. It's Spitalfields.

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