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  1. Think it used to belong to a local builder called Bellis at some point
  2. Buddleia or however it's spelt is rife around Pilks sites.From an electrical point of view it's called the scourge of the transformer compound. As said before it gets everywhere.
  3. Don't recall the paper shop as a Chippy it was always Houghtons paper shop and I think it still is. Dave took it over when his parents retired but he will be in his 60's now.
  4. Where I lived on Windle Hall Drive we had "Top Chippy" where the no.6 used to turn round and "bottom Chippy" by the Hope and Anchor. My earliest memories were it was 9d for fish, chips were a tanner a bag.
  5. Pilkington have started taking in sand by rail listed of road so this should be a regular sight
  6. The "sand factory" looks like the building on Pilks site visible from Washway Lane.
  7. Botany Bay / Bygone Times near Chorley had an old Pilks Fire engine on display some 15 years back. It was one where the firemen clung onto the side. Don't remember the make but it had a DJ registration plate.
  8. Yes Phyll. The old ready money office is the right of the three buildings. I remember it still being open around 1998/99
  9. Rolled plate is alive and well. The work you saw is the internal clearance of the old RP2 plant. There is no longer the same output into the canal because of a more efficient "closed loop" type of cooling system.
  10. The last Sheet Works ReadyMoney Office is on Grove Street photograph on the opening page (Latest photos from gallery.) It's on the far right of the photo and is boarded up.
  11. They had a large turnaround of labour and were known as "sack me acme"