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James Light and Son

Postby filsgreen » Sat May 13, 2017 1:09 pm

Does anyone remember the above company, which was situated where the old Ribble offices were on Hawthorne Road? If so, what did they make? I seem to recall the building being demolished around the late 60's.
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Re: James Light and Son

Postby BOBHAMO » Sat May 13, 2017 6:15 pm

Phil they where oil manifactors
also in the same place alfred hopps lubricant manifactors
librex road 1916 was named after the lead factory
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Re: James Light and Son

Postby filsgreen » Sat May 13, 2017 6:56 pm

Thanks for that info, Bob. I couldn't find anything on the web.
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Re: James Light and Son

Postby john j connell » Sat May 13, 2017 7:16 pm

I can recall the business logo " Light on Lubrication. JJC.
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Re: James Light and Son

Postby WatsonTommy » Thu Jun 01, 2017 10:23 pm

remember farrels barrels cooperage many a cooper served his time there :?: and the lead works by the ribble depot the dole always sent you there for a job and the mellenair tin works the tannery the tar works now tescos hawthorne bootle then was a outstanding industry none left now not one :( no shower faclitys then :oops: everone stank till you got good cold tap water wash in the back yard or went to the marsh lane slipper baths in the pubs you knew where everyone worked without being nosy :oops: by the smell of there clothes :D dockers stank of fish meal, tannery workers stank of death etc so you never bothered to asked were they worked you knew by the smell :( no protectetive clothing then a lot of people died not knowing about asbestos but the managment did :twisted: well got to go now jerremy kyle show just starting :D
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