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Dan
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Sayers' Strawberry Tarts.

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Good grief, how boring is that job? :shock: Thank God I never worked in a factory. They never had headphones to relieve the boredom either.
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They used to talk to each other Phil.

Best thing about any site I worked in was the people.



1987 Sayers' 75th Anniversary.

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filsgreen wrote: Fri Apr 23, 2021 9:31 am Good grief, how boring is that job? :shock: Thank God I never worked in a factory. They never had headphones to relieve the boredom either.
Phil, I worked in the press shop at Fords, Halewood for 3 years in the early 80s and it was at times mind numbing.
I was on the three shift system mornings, afternoons & nights.
It was recommended we wore ear defenders so talking was a non starter.
I was on Line 36 turning out Transit grills and doors. Escort inner wings and other tiny bits.
Transit doors were the best job, 280 per hour was the target but we could knock them out in 35 minutes so had the rest of the hour off.
It was a rubbish job but amazing wages :D

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SO MANY PEOPLE, MY FAMILY OF FRIENDS
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Yeah, I heard the money was fab, Keith, but you deserved it. Plus, the 30% ticket helped. 😂
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Phil, the discount ticket was amazing. Got a Capri using it.
Picked it up at Skellys, Bootle.


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Litherland Motors garage next to the Regal/Allinson's on Hawthorne Road, from Angie's Liverpool twitter.

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From the Meccano Magazine March 1958


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I'll post the classified ads later.
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Ads from Meccano Magazine March 1958.

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Amazing, Dan, thanks for posting. 👍
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Cheers Phil.

Some pictures from Jacob's Aintree from the Digital Repository of Ireland.

The photos are from around 1928, unless stated otherwise.


Jacob's Head Office at 286-304 Scotland Road 1924-1933.

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Jacob's canteen

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Jacob's Leyland Badger van.

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1933 Jacob's Albion van

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1949 Jacob's football team

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The picture below is from the back cover of a 1912 issue of Bibby's Farm & Dairy Notes.

This was a quarterly trade journal Bibby sent out to their customers.

I picked up a bound copy of the 1912-1915 issues a couple of days ago.

I'll print some more pictures over the next few days.

The building with the J Bibby & Sons sign is the boiler house. To the left is Neptune Street, to the right is Formby Street.

The animal feed plant was on the right side of Formby Street..

The London & North West goods station is on the far right. The Waterloo Dock warehouses were still to be completed.

The journal address was that of the head office in King Edward Street, with the mill and refinery in Great Howard Street.


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The magazine was in A3 format. The landscape view gives an idea of the size of the publication.

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Some more from Bibby's Farm & Dairy Notes (1912-1915).

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Is that the same Bibby's as Conti soya, in Seaforth, Dan?
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Evening Phil.

Conti Soya was operated by Continental Grain and was based in the Gladstone Dock.

It was bought by Cargill in about 1986 and became Cargill Seaforth.

Bibby was based in King Edward Street (head office) and Great Howard Street (factory).

Bibby Edible Oils was bought out by Bunge around 1983, becoming Beoco.

Beoco moved from Great Howard Street to the Brocklebank Dock late 1985-early1986.

Cargill bought the Brocklebank site from Beoco in 1995.

So I guess the answer to your question, in a round about way is yes, both the old Conti Soya and the old Bibby's are now owned by Cargill.


Cargill is essentially a commodity trading company. It is the largest privately owned company in the US.

The company is 88% owned by the Cargill family, which is reputed to contain 15 billionaires. Imagine the birthday parties and Christmas presents.


Trading of agricultural commodities has historically been the domain of a group referred to as ABCD.

They are (A) Archer Daniels Midland, (B) Bunge, (C) Cargill and (D) Louis Dreyfus.
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Thanks for the info, Dan. 👍
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Most, if not all of the paintings, in the Bibby journal were by William Gunning King (1859-1940).

He was known as the King of the farmyard.

Bibby put a lot of work into feed development, setting up an experimental farm at Puddington on the Wirral.

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Earlier today I was looking through some old boxes and envelopes, and I found this
paper showing the top of a headed notepaper from Victor Horsman Ltd, a dealer of
motor cycles. Written by hand in blue ink on the rear of the paper was the following.

Received from Mr Smyth, 51 Buchanan Rd, the sum of six pounds, £6 - 0 - 0.

A signature was written across a two pence stamp which showed King George V.

This amount of money back in the early 1930s would have bought a decent 2nd hand motor cycle.

Because of my limited digital skills, I expect that the images will appear very small,
and I hope that one of the more skilled forum members could kindly expand them.
Many thanks.

Best regards, Ray Smyth.


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Gardner 180 wrote: Mon Jun 14, 2021 3:00 pm Earlier today I was looking through some old boxes and envelopes, and I found this
paper showing the top of a headed notepaper from Victor Horsman Ltd, a dealer of
motor cycles. Written by hand in blue ink on the rear of the paper was the following.

Received from Mr Smyth, 51 Buchanan Rd, the sum of six pounds, £6 - 0 - 0.

A signature was written across a two pence stamp which showed King George V.

This amount of money back in the early 1930s would have bought a decent 2nd hand motor cycle.

Because of my limited digital skills, I expect that the images will appear very small,
and I hope that one of the more skilled forum members could kindly expand them.
Many thanks.

Best regards, Ray Smyth.

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Still from a 1955 Victor Horsman road safety course.

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Dan wrote: Mon Jun 14, 2021 7:06 pm
Gardner 180 wrote: Mon Jun 14, 2021 3:00 pm Earlier today I was looking through some old boxes and envelopes, and I found this
paper showing the top of a headed notepaper from Victor Horsman Ltd, a dealer of
motor cycles. Written by hand in blue ink on the rear of the paper was the following.

Received from Mr Smyth, 51 Buchanan Rd, the sum of six pounds, £6 - 0 - 0.

A signature was written across a two pence stamp which showed King George V.

This amount of money back in the early 1930s would have bought a decent 2nd hand motor cycle.

Because of my limited digital skills, I expect that the images will appear very small,
and I hope that one of the more skilled forum members could kindly expand them.
Many thanks.

Best regards, Ray Smyth.

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Still from a 1955 Victor Horsman road safety course.

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Hi Dan, Thank you so much for expanding the 2 Victor Horsman pictures of my Dads receipt of £6 quid for a secondhand
motorcycle. Also, thank you for adding some more pictures. I will have a look for a picture of Dad on his motorcycle, taken
somewhere in North Wales when he was on a day out with his motorcycling mates. One of his close motorcycling friends
was a chap called Dave Hannah who also lived in Buchanan Road, Walton. Dave had his own business called " AIRZERO "
which involved the repair and maintenance of mainly industrial fridges and cooling systems.

Cheers, Best regards, Ray Smyth.
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The 3 motorcycles in Dans first picture are...from left to right,
A Velocette LE ( Water cooled ), a Norton, and a Sunbeam.

Cheers, Ray Smyth.
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I knew you'd identify the bikes without asking Ray. :D
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Two of the most depressing graphics I've seen in a while.

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How seriously do you think the Chinese are taking their carbon footprint?


Ravenscraig, Port Talbot, Shotton, Redcar, Stockport....

An awful lot of jobs, production, export and taxes that still need to be replaced.

Heartbreaking to see kids lined up outside McDonalds waiting on Deliveroo and Just Eat deliveries.
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Some more from the Bibby Farm journal (1912-1915).

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