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jim
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Great post buffaloskinner. It brings to mind the specialist model shop that used to be on the east side of Wade Lane in the fifties that stocked LMC products. Can't recall it's name, but it was the place to go to for components and tools for modellers that preferred to construct their own rather than buy the very few ready-made items then available.    

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My dad worked for an engineering company on Hunslet Road in the mid fifties. I can't recall the name of it ... any guesses? His marriage certificate had his occupation as 'spring bender's mate'. I might recall it if someone comes up with a few names?

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zip55 wrote: My dad worked for an engineering company on Hunslet Road in the mid fifties. I can't recall the name of it ... any guesses? His marriage certificate had his occupation as 'spring bender's mate'. I might recall it if someone comes up with a few names? Hunslet engineers? There might not be enough space to list them all.I'll start off with Braime's - any bells ringing?

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RH Bruce on Atkinson Street used to make and repair vehicle springs as I recall. http://www.leodis.org/display.aspx?reso ... 0_28825015    
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If I've mentioned this before I apologise, but one which always intrigued me was a little first floor workshop in Great George Street opposite the top of Oxford Place. It had a very prominent red and green neon sign which said "Gladys M. Atkinson - Invisible repairer"    I often wondered how anyone found her in the first place !!     
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BLAKEY wrote: If I've mentioned this before I apologise, but one which always intrigued me was a little first floor workshop in Great George Street opposite the top of Oxford Place. It had a very prominent red and green neon sign which said "Gladys M. Atkinson - Invisible repairer"    I often wondered how anyone found her in the first place !!      That made me Blakey.Invisibility would be an interesting ability to have!
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Leodian wrote: BLAKEY wrote: If I've mentioned this before I apologise, but one which always intrigued me was a little first floor workshop in Great George Street opposite the top of Oxford Place. It had a very prominent red and green neon sign which said "Gladys M. Atkinson - Invisible repairer"    I often wondered how anyone found her in the first place !!      That made me Blakey.Invisibility would be an interesting ability to have! Who said that.He He
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dazzel wrote: i served my time with Marsh , Jones and Cribb decorators,,est 1760, they where bought out by chappel and son's and went bust in 91,,famed for painting the the sopwith camels during the 1st world war, there yard used to be in wortley,,,them was the days!!! Marsh, Jones & Cribb just earned a mention from the current doyen of golf commentators Peter Alliss during BBC2 coverage of this year's US Masters.Something to do with many of the competitors wearing white and looking like painters and decorators in overalls .Alliss spent some time in Leeds when Moor Allerton Golf Club moved from their Nursery Lane course to their current home at Wike.Maybe he was a customer. Or maybe MJ&C were not confined to Leeds. One LEODIS contributor tells of how they painted the West Stand at Elland Road.    

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