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William Read Ltd., employment and goods entrances


William Read Ltd., employment and goods entrances
Description:
c1974/1975. Image taken looking into the yard giving access to the employment and goods entrances of William Read Ltd., wholesale costumiers. The factory fronts Duke Street at the junction with York Street. A large bell hangs above an entrance to the right. The photograph was taken from St. Peter's Square.

User Comments:

Name:
Jackie Routledge(nee Mitchell)

Comment:
I remember this bulding so well, I grew up in the flats and used to pass this building every morning to go to St Peters church school, the noise from the women working in the factory was quite deafening. It must have been even worse for them. Round the corner was a row of tenement buildings and if I remember rightly a sweet shop where I used to spend a penny if I was lucky most mornings on my way to school.

Date:
19-Mar-2010

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Name:
john allen

Comment:
not all this building be longed to William Reed the ground floor to the left was used by super clothing who were ownd by Saxon hawk Whose office was on Lady Lane the whole lot being ownd by Sam Seagal the car had, had the registration no 900 ssall this was in the early 1970s.

Date:
28-May-2010

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Name:
Graham Daniels

Comment:
As a 15 year old van boy for the printing co. I worked for I well remember the goods entrance here. I delivered parcels of printed matter for the clothing industry, Reads' being one of our regular calls. The women use to terrify me, cheeky as I was, there was always a threat to strip my pants off or some other such indignity, all harmless fun.

Date:
24-Nov-2011

Email:
grahamd2010@live.co.uk

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Name:
Helen

Comment:
The building is still there. The bell isn't.

Date:
24-Nov-2011

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