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Stringfellows Removals

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Photo: Ray
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A Stringfellows Bedford removal van, in the later days
when the company became part of Pickfords.

Comment by: Albert.S. on 13th October 2021 at 17:15

Removed my furniture to Kent, from Wigan, in July, 1964. Did the business transaction, I believe, at their premises, in Library Street, Wigan.

Comment by: Cyril on 13th October 2021 at 19:26

I'm sure that at one time Stringfellow's removal vans had a painting of an arched bridge over a river along with the slogan 'Stringfellow's The Bridge Between Two Homes'.

Comment by: broady on 13th October 2021 at 20:45

Were they based around Martland Mill / Standish LG area?

Comment by: Ray on 14th October 2021 at 08:46

Cyril, Have a look at the Stringfellows section on here, one of their older
lorries has the " Arched Bridge " image on the bodywork.

Broady, Yes, Stingfellows Wigan depot was at Martland Mill Lane.

Comment by: orrellite on 14th October 2021 at 09:07

Their main office was on the corner of Park Rd and Springfield Rd and a sub office in Atherton. The garage and maintenance was at Standish Lower Ground . The business was run by two brothers one of whom lived in the house next to the office.

Comment by: DerekB on 14th October 2021 at 15:23

Stringfellows also had an office at the top end of Library St. where they had a franchise from the early 60s for Hertz car rentals. I think they were the first in Wigan to offer car rental.

Comment by: Pw on 14th October 2021 at 18:58

The depot in Atherton was up Crab Tree Lane,the building is still there.

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