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    Does anyone know about a factory in Duke Street (Chinatown). The building is believed to be still standing and it was called possibly Langdon's?


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    My 85 year old mother thinks her aunt worked there and it produced work clothing.

    I will try and post a photo of it later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron_S View Post
    Does anyone know about a factory in Duke Street (Chinatown). The building is believed to be still standing and it was called possibly Langdon's?

    My 85 year old mother thinks her aunt worked there and it produced work clothing.

    I will try and post a photo of it later.
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    Built in 1858 for Abbots cabinet makers. It had been extended as time progressed. Langdons extended the building in the 1930s. They made tents as well. There was a small workwear factory up Leece St on the left as well - not Langdons.

    They folded in the early 1980s If I recall.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron_S View Post
    Does anyone know about a factory in Duke Street (Chinatown). The building is believed to be still standing and it was called possibly Langdon's?

    My 85 year old mother thinks her aunt worked there and it produced work clothing.

    I will try and post a photo of it later.
    I knew many who worked there - including my ex wife. Lots of machinists & pressers producing work clothing.

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    Thumbs up Langdons

    Hi,
    If my memory serves me well, Their Logo was a "Battle Ship"

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    Built in 1858 for Abbots cabinet makers. It had been extended as time progressed. Langdons extended the building in the 1930s. They made tents as well. There was a small workwear factory up Leece St on the left as well - not Langdons.

    They folded in the early 1980s If I recall.[/QUOTE]

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    Wasn't there a factory called Wetherall's, in that area? Made camping gear,or overalls,I think!

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