Old Leeds Firms

Bunkers, shelters and other buildings
ArmleyLass47
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Postby ArmleyLass47 » Mon 10 Jun, 2013 7:06 pm

Hope for the best for you Stutterdog. I also did and saw kids doing the jumping up and down on the bags of it outside the factory. How innocent were we??    
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Postby stutterdog » Mon 10 Jun, 2013 8:03 pm

ArmleyLass47 wrote:
Hope for the best for you Stutterdog. I also did and saw kids doing the jumping up and down on the bags of it outside the factory. How innocent were we??    

Thanks for that Armleylass ,I also worked at Marston Radiators with Jimmy Midgely! I think I've mentioned this before!
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Postby majorhoundii » Sun 16 Jun, 2013 5:36 pm

There was a medium sized bakery company in Leeds called Prices, it was taken over in the late fifties/early sixties by Newboulds from Bradford - who themselves are no more. Their vans were cream. I only recall them because I worked for Newboulds as a Saturday job and they were still using a few of Prices' vehicles.
I recall going on one of their rounds (in a Newboulds van) with one of their ex employees - we delivered to Gilpins on Vicar Lane, and also (and this is what reminded me) to Yates Wine Lodge, which was on Boar Lane, but not where it is now, I seem to recall it's being in some sort of basement - but it's over 50 years since and memories play tricks.
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Postby Chappers » Sun 16 Jun, 2013 11:42 pm

Fretless wrote:
Hi there. I'm new to this board so please be gentle. I'm trying to find information, pictures, whatever on an old Leeds firm of William Thackeray who, from all accounts, ended trading sometime in the 1930's. The business was located at 51 (Ivy Works) and 67 Old Row, Armley - before it became Ledgard Way.

One of the things I'm trying to find out is just where No. 51 and 67 might be, which side of the road etc. Also, what sort of buildings were in the immediate area and does anyone have any photos of the buildings in Old Row.

I realise that this might be asking a bit much since the company has been defunct for some 70 or 80 years, but if anyone has or knows anything then they're likely to be on this board. Thanks in advance.

My grandfather lived in Rombalds Grove, Armley in the early 1900's. He was a cabinet maker and fitted out a lot of banks with ornate woodwork panels and mouldings. After his death my father inherited a lot of his tools and eventually these were passed on to me.
Amongst these are a number of metal planes with the inscription "William Thackeray plane maker Armley Yorks". Dropped his first name of John ?. The text is circular in form and is stamped on the plane blade. No doubt my grandfather was a regular customer of William.
From what I know the Thackeray planes were usually supplied as finished ( machined ) castings and the customer would manufacture the wooden wedge, infills etc. Thackeray could do this but the price would be considerably more.
Although the planes are simplistic compared to later designs ( Norris, Stanley etc. ) the blades take a good edge when sharpened and are a joy to use. They turn up on Ebay and specialist auction sites were they usually command a good price.

Here's a link to one that turned up in America

http://swingleydev.com/archive/get.php?message_id=8672&submit_thread=1

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Postby Fretless » Mon 17 Jun, 2013 2:36 am

Chappers wrote:

My grandfather lived in Rombalds Grove, Armley in the early 1900's. He was a cabinet maker and fitted out a lot of banks with ornate woodwork panels and mouldings. After his death my father inherited a lot of his tools and eventually these were passed on to me.
Amongst these are a number of metal planes with the inscription "William Thackeray plane maker Armley Yorks". Dropped his first name of John ?. The text is circular in form and is stamped on the plane blade. No doubt my grandfather was a regular customer of William.


Thanks for the information, Chappers. Much appreciated. Do you still happen to have the planes in question? If so, would it be too much to ask for some photographs of them?
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Postby Chappers » Wed 19 Jun, 2013 12:53 am

Fretless wrote:
Chappers wrote:

My grandfather lived in Rombalds Grove, Armley in the early 1900's. He was a cabinet maker and fitted out a lot of banks with ornate woodwork panels and mouldings. After his death my father inherited a lot of his tools and eventually these were passed on to me.
Amongst these are a number of metal planes with the inscription "William Thackeray plane maker Armley Yorks". Dropped his first name of John ?. The text is circular in form and is stamped on the plane blade. No doubt my grandfather was a regular customer of William.


Thanks for the information, Chappers. Much appreciated. Do you still happen to have the planes in question? If so, would it be too much to ask for some photographs of them?

Yes, 'still have them. Will post photos in next few days.
Googling "Thackeray plane Armley" usually brings a few up in the image search.
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Postby Fretless » Wed 19 Jun, 2013 1:05 am

Chappers wrote:
Yes, 'still have them. Will post photos in next few days.
Googling "Thackeray plane Armley" usually brings a few up in the image search.


Thanks for that. Much appreciated. I've "un-hidden" my email address in my profile so that you can send the photos to me that way if you need to, rather than post large files up on here. With your permission I might also like to include them in the book that i'm doing, if that's OK? If so then please keep the images at the higher resolution, rather than re-working them. Thanks in advance, Cameron.
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Postby Chappers » Fri 21 Jun, 2013 11:28 pm

Fretless wrote:
Chappers wrote:

My grandfather lived in Rombalds Grove, Armley in the early 1900's. He was a cabinet maker and fitted out a lot of banks with ornate woodwork panels and mouldings. After his death my father inherited a lot of his tools and eventually these were passed on to me.
Amongst these are a number of metal planes with the inscription "William Thackeray plane maker Armley Yorks". Dropped his first name of John ?. The text is circular in form and is stamped on the plane blade. No doubt my grandfather was a regular customer of William.


Thanks for the information, Chappers. Much appreciated. Do you still happen to have the planes in question? If so, would it be too much to ask for some photographs of them?

Photo of my Thackeray planes attached, inset shows his stamp.

As usual, click on cross or paperclip to view. Paperclip gives best view.
        
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Postby Fretless » Sat 22 Jun, 2013 3:55 am

Chappers wrote:
Photo of my Thackeray planes attached, inset shows his stamp.

As usual, click on cross or paperclip to view. Paperclip gives best view.
        


They're great. Thanks for that, Chappers.
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Postby tilly » Sat 22 Jun, 2013 1:26 pm

What a nice set of planes from a time when people were proud of there work. You can see they are a lot better made than some of the mass produced tack on sale now.    
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