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Old 23-02-2012, 11:00   #1
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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.

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Old 23-02-2012, 11:09   #2
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Re: Wallace Arnold's/Express Gift's

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.
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Old 23-02-2012, 11:18   #3
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but the further away from it you got the more invisible it got.


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Old 23-02-2012, 11:20   #4
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Re: Wallace Arnold's/Express Gift's

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
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Old 23-02-2012, 11:23   #5
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Re: Wallace Arnold's/Express Gift's

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

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

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Old 23-02-2012, 11:25   #6
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Lol i did wonder
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Old 23-02-2012, 11:34   #7
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Sorry - Your right - I should have put 'Joseph.'

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

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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
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Old 23-02-2012, 19:11   #8
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Sorry - Your right - I should have put 'Joseph.'

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

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Ya had me going for a minute Sheila, didn't think Wigan Airways ever had a depot around this neck of the woods
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Old 25-02-2012, 14:03   #9
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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,
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Old 25-02-2012, 14:26   #10
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I have it on good authority that Express Gifts was built on a base of pure evil, rather than land.
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Old 25-02-2012, 14:53   #11
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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
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Old 25-02-2012, 14:59   #12
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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,
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
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Old 25-02-2012, 15:10   #13
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So much for the planning consent sweetener of jobs for locals

The locals who did get taken on didn't stay long unless they were desperate.
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Old 25-02-2012, 15:28   #14
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So much for the planning consent sweetener of jobs for locals

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
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Old 25-02-2012, 16:37   #15
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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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