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Does anyone remember MacArthur Beattie shirt factory? I worked there very briefly at one stage and can't remember where it was situated. Anyone have any idea?

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Hi Lynnl.

Owen Street off Winwick Road Warrington. I think it was near Walkers Brewery or opposite the Co-op Hall.

 

A short write up about Macs if you click the link below.

 

www.1museumstreet.co.uk/gateway/gatewaywarr1/Templates/work_picgallery_textiles_memories.htm

 

An aunt of mine worked there (Hilda) a mahoosive Rugby fan. She used to take me pants in and make them into drainpipes. I was an 8 year old Teddy boy. :D

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I can picture 3 shirt works in that area. One in Bewsey street near the junction with Froghall lane; Another in Tanners Lane, just behind the old filling station and opposite the co-op stables.

The names escape me - Revelation? and Nowells/ Cowells?

 

And of course Mcarthur Beatties, as earlier.

 

As a matter of little interest to most, nearly all the firms currntly being mentioned - e.g. Chadwicks; Mc arthurs; Rylands.

all had teams in the Warrington football leagues. We were a community in those days, or at least a closer knit one.

 

Happy days

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I was visualizing it as being opposite the co-op hall but I was thinking the hall wasn't as far down the road as that. I remember being able to see the name on the side of the building across the road. Thanks for that guys.

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Wasn't there a shirt works next to St.James Church by the bus depot? Reliance or something like that?

 

Wasn't it 'Revelation' shirts... I could be completely wrong though but the name rings a bell :?

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revelation shirts was in bewsey street and has been converted to luxury? apartments?.

 

it was one of the places that my mother and aunt worked at over the years. my wife also did a stint there for a while (before she married me and retired that is).one of my mates from way back also did his apprenticeship there as a sewing machine mechanic.

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Burtons was just over the bridge on Knutsford road on the left.

or even just over the bridge & on Wilderspool Causeway on the left. :roll:

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Sew sew. I vaguely remember some kind of shirt works? at the bottom of the bus yard (is that Wilderspool Road to be pedantic?) - pre-dating the larger Burtons emporium.

 

Happy days

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Our very own Harry used to work in the shirt works, he was in quality control. The main part of his job was to go around feeling peoples collars.

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Well. that's a revelation to me. Good thinking.

 

Just as a matter of interest, am I correct in thinking that W/P causeway started at St James church/ at the bottom of the new? bridge.

 

happy days

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I think it's worth mentioning, that in the day of Macs, they at least gave you a decent length of shirt lap. If you wanted to you could sew a button on yer shirt lap, tuck it between yer legs, and fasten it up at the front and wear yer shirt like a romper suit if yer wanted to. It's only when the Indian curry houses opened that shorter shirt laps came into fashion.

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