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pompeylass 23-02-2012 11:00

Wallace Arnold's/Express Gift's
 
Wallace Arnold's/Express Gift's

Can anyone tell me anthing of the history of these companies and what was on the land before the factory?

Has anyone got any stories of working there?

When the new building was built in the 80s/90's everyone said 'what a monsterosity' and 'how did they get permision to build THAT' but the further away from it you got the more invisible it got.

So, I looked on an Ordanance Survey map of the area and discovered that the land there was the lowest point for miles around.

Sheila

MargaretR 23-02-2012 11:09

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I used to live near it.

I recall when it was built, they wanted the sign on the outside higher up and weren't allowed to.

As a planning permission 'sweetener' to the council they said they would provide lots of jobs for locals. They actually transported much of their workforce in on buses from the Burnley area, and lately I heard that eastern europeans are preferred.

Less 23-02-2012 11:18

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Originally Posted by pompeylass (Post 972111)


but the further away from it you got the more invisible it got.


Sheila

This may help:-

Father Ted - On Holiday - YouTube

flashy 23-02-2012 11:20

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I remember express gifts being built when i was a kid, my grandad worked at what used to be Arnolds...but i always knew it as JOSEPH Arnolds

pompeylass 23-02-2012 11:23

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Sorry - Your right - I should have put 'Joseph.'

Wallace is the coach firm, isn't it. Silly me.

Sheila

flashy 23-02-2012 11:25

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Lol i did wonder

MargaretR 23-02-2012 11:34

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Originally Posted by pompeylass (Post 972125)
Sorry - Your right - I should have put 'Joseph.'

Wallace is the coach firm, isn't it. Silly me.

Sheila

The coach company that supplied several buses to ship in their workforce was Fraser Eagle. They must have spent quite a lot doing that, so shares in Wallace Arnold may well have been considered:rolleyes:

jaysay 23-02-2012 19:11

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Originally Posted by pompeylass (Post 972125)
Sorry - Your right - I should have put 'Joseph.'

Wallace is the coach firm, isn't it. Silly me.

Sheila

Ya had me going for a minute Sheila, didn't think Wigan Airways ever had a depot around this neck of the woods:D

janloot 25-02-2012 14:03

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did findel stores have any thing to do with joseph arnolds, i seem to remember a sister company being in nelson and coaches running from there to accrington with workers in them,

shakermaker 25-02-2012 14:26

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I have it on good authority that Express Gifts was built on a base of pure evil, rather than land.

jaysay 25-02-2012 14:53

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Originally Posted by shakermaker (Post 972675)
I have it on good authority that Express Gifts was built on a base of pure evil, rather than land.

Tell us more shaker tell us more:eek:

jaysay 25-02-2012 14:59

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Originally Posted by janloot (Post 972669)
did findel stores have any thing to do with joseph arnolds, i seem to remember a sister company being in nelson and coaches running from there to accrington with workers in them,

Findel Stores is part as Fine Art Development the company who took over Joseph Arnolds
http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct...urWWCbETnCzBmw

MargaretR 25-02-2012 15:10

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So much for the planning consent sweetener of jobs for locals:rolleyes:

The locals who did get taken on didn't stay long unless they were desperate.

jaysay 25-02-2012 15:28

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Originally Posted by MargaretR (Post 972693)
So much for the planning consent sweetener of jobs for locals:rolleyes:

The locals who did get taken on didn't stay long unless they were desperate.

Remember all the furore there was about that massive Wall, people saying they didn't keep to the plans, seem to think they planted some trees to make it more easy on the eye

flashy 25-02-2012 16:37

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wasn't Hameldon Studios on Marlborough Road not part of Joseph Arnolds at one time? they used to make cards there


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