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I am curious, anyone know the history of the industrial estate in Long Lane?

 

I know it is known as the Paint Works and been told that during the war it was a parachute factory.

 

But why is it there?

 

It must have been in the middle of no where when it was built as I am guessing most of the housing were built in the 40 and 50s.

 

So was it ever a paint works, when did it stop being a paint works.

 

Anyone know?

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I'm not sure if part of it occupies what was once part of Orford Secondary Modern school.

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I can remember this as a paint works in the 1970's when I was at the College nextdoor, I think the paint factory closed in the late 1980's. I can picture the sign for the brand of paint but cannot think of the brandname, I know the background to the sign was a horrible brown colour and I think the logo was 2 letters :-0))

The site was originally Latchford Tannery I think but I am not certain when that closed , I suspect sometime after WW 2.

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I didn't know there used to be a tannery at Longford.  Interesting as a lot of my ancestors were tanners.  Did it have another name or was it just simply 'Longford Tannery'?

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I think it was called the 'Longford Tannery' though it may have had a commercial name , it appears on Old maps up to the 1930's, after that the maps just say Works'

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I seem to remember the tannery burning down in the late 60s. Incidentally ,quite a lot of people also knew it as Orford Tannery.

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i think it was called some thing similar to   moody s  paint works in the early 1960 s 

the head master of orford secondary school .   used to complain to them about the paint smell

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I seem to remember the tannery burning down in the late 60s. Incidentally ,quite a lot of people also knew it as Orford Tannery.

The one I knew as Orford Tannery was where the Tannery Court houses are now off the end of Statham Avenue, I can remember that one burning down then the houses were built on the site.

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it's the binge drinking. people in warrington liked to get leathered. :mrgreen:

 

Could have something to do with being between Liverpool and Manchester and being in an agriculteral area. But that is just supposition by me.

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The one I knew as Orford Tannery was where the Tannery Court houses are now off the end of Statham Avenue, I can remember that one burning down then the houses were built on the site.

 

Mmmm! Could well be ,there has plenty of water gone under my bridge since then & more than one ripple of confusion. :P

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Orford Tannery was about half a mile North West of Longford Tannery. No idea what the paint factory was called though.

 

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Coffee, it was Mody & Co. Long Lane, Orford. 

Confirmed from Graces Guide - Entry for the 1957 British Industries Fair Guide - Mody and Company, Limited. (Tel.: Fair 650) Stand B,410 Long Lane, Orford, Warrington, Lancashire. Teleph.: Warrington 33131/4. Tel. Add.: " Lacquer, Warrington."-Chemical Resistant and Anti-corrosive Coatings, based on " Epikote " Resin for Product Finishing and Maintenance Painting. Stoving and Air Cured. All types Cellulose and Synthetic Air Drying and Stoving Industrial Finishes.

The name was given to me by Hugh Sloane and Mave Donlan members of the Warrington Memories (FB) site.

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That is the name I was trying to think of, thanks for posting Algy

 

. Amazing how many Tanneries there were in Warrington, I was browsing Old Maps the other day and must have counted at least 25 , lots around the Victoria park / Wash lane area. Must be something to do with the good water supply in Warrington.

 

When I worked at Pierpoints we had our own bore hole to supply water.

 

Also pretty central for the supply of hides and easy access to foreign hides through Liverpool.

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I suppose in the days before the internal combustion engine & synthetic materials leather was one of the most durable & usable natural materials around. Everything from horse harnesses to fire buckets & leather  traction belts for the factory machines of the industrial revolution.

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Coffee, it was Mody & Co. Long Lane, Orford. 

Confirmed from Graces Guide - Entry for the 1957 British Industries Fair Guide - Mody and Company, Limited. (Tel.: Fair 650) Stand B,410 Long Lane, Orford, Warrington, Lancashire. Teleph.: Warrington 33131/4. Tel. Add.: " Lacquer, Warrington."-Chemical Resistant and Anti-corrosive Coatings, based on " Epikote " Resin for Product Finishing and Maintenance Painting. Stoving and Air Cured. All types Cellulose and Synthetic Air Drying and Stoving Industrial Finishes.

The name was given to me by Hugh Sloane and Mave Donlan members of the Warrington Memories (FB) site.

 

Thanks, wonder what happened to Modies, went bust I guess?

 

I suppose in the days before the internal combustion engine & synthetic materials leather was one of the most durable & usable natural materials around. Everything from horse harnesses to fire buckets & leather  traction belts for the factory machines of the industrial revolution.

 

Leather is still widly used, I wonder who does the tanning these days.

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