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Old 24-09-2010, 21:51   #1
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ewbank sweepers

They still produce the ewbank probably in china now though the factory was were asda is now.My mum worked in the sanding dept there.
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Old 24-09-2010, 22:09   #2
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I remember that. I think my late husband´s mother worked there loads of years ago.
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Old 24-09-2010, 22:21   #3
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http://www.accringtonweb.com/forum/f...ton-41232.html (eubank accrington) tis n old thread here.
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Old 25-09-2010, 20:17   #4
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We moved my Mum recently and she took her old ewbank sweeper with her.

teh carpet fitting lads were quite impressed with it...
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Old 26-09-2010, 16:03   #5
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they even make battery powered ones now the wonders of modern technology
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Old 26-09-2010, 17:51   #6
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Factory was in Electricity Street. My wife worked there for as while in the early days of our marriage. She suffered a miscarriage due to over-exerting herself whilst using a hand operated press. The management were very unsympathetic at the time and I have never forgiven them for it.
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Old 26-09-2010, 19:27   #7
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they even make battery powered ones now the wonders of modern technology
Better still they make electric ones, there called hoovers or vacuum cleaners


PS - both my parents worked there
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Factory was in Electricity Street. My wife worked there for as while in the early days of our marriage. She suffered a miscarriage due to over-exerting herself whilst using a hand operated press. The management were very unsympathetic at the time and I have never forgiven them for it.

If I remember rightly "Ewbank" factory was on Hyndbun Rd,(where is Electricity St).
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Old 15-10-2010, 11:22   #9
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I remember my grandma being so proud of her new ewbank,,,,no such things as hoovers in those days....it was the old stiff brush,,,
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Old 15-10-2010, 11:49   #10
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We had a Ewbank too, but it never reached the bottom of the pile did it?
One of my jobs as a child was beating the dust out of the carpet (hung on the washing line) with a cane carpet beater.

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Old 15-10-2010, 16:55   #11
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If I remember rightly "Ewbank" factory was on Hyndbun Rd,(where is Electricity St).

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Old 15-10-2010, 17:39   #12
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I see some history of the Ewbank 5 days a week.
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Old 15-10-2010, 18:27   #13
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If I remember rightly "Ewbank" factory was on Hyndbun Rd,(where is Electricity St).
As you come out of Asda & turn left into Hyndburn Rd, Electricy St is the next opening on your left.

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Old 15-10-2010, 19:32   #14
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Electricity street took you to the old power station which became the headquarters for gilbraiths commerials for many years
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Old 16-10-2010, 04:07   #15
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As you come out of Asda & turn left into Hyndburn Rd, Electricy St is the next opening on your left.

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Sorry but I left Accy for Australia in 1964 at which stage there wa no "Asda",I'm taxing the memory now but basically Hyndburn Rd was a Road that went from the bottom of Dill Hall Lane, Church (followed the River Stink") into Accrington, on the way was a lodge" on the left hand side near the Ewbank Factory and one on the left side near Hyndburn Park School. and the Tenement on the right hand side just before you got into Accrington.
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