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    I live in Sheffield and used to be in regular contact with Ogden's most days as we were part of Imperial Tobacco. I worked at J & H Wilson snuff manufacturers which closed in 1989 and business transferred to Liverpool.

    I was wondering if anyone remembers the 'snuff' connection we had or worked at Ogdens who's name I'd remember in the offices there.

    I remember visiting Ogdens once and was impressed with the clock tower (I believe it's apartments now) and the huge collection of cigarette cards they had on the staircase.

    I also remember all the good perks we had, 200 free fags every 4 weeks, productivity bonuses and annual 'gift' bonus! What company these days would do that.

    I can still remember their phone number 0151 263 2231 and the address was Boundary Lane, Liverpool L69 1DT how sad is that???


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    Quote Originally Posted by Gillybean129 View Post
    Hi

    I live in Sheffield and used to be in regular contact with Ogden's most days as we were part of Imperial Tobacco. I worked at J & H Wilson snuff manufacturers which closed in 1989 and business transferred to Liverpool.

    I was wondering if anyone remembers the 'snuff' connection we had or worked at Ogdens who's name I'd remember in the offices there.

    I remember visiting Ogdens once and was impressed with the clock tower (I believe it's apartments now) and the huge collection of cigarette cards they had on the staircase.

    I also remember all the good perks we had, 200 free fags every 4 weeks, productivity bonuses and annual 'gift' bonus! What company these days would do that.

    I can still remember their phone number 0151 263 2231 and the address was Boundary Lane, Liverpool L69 1DT how sad is that???

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    I never worked at Ogdens - too young - but I lived nearby in Dawber Street. Our neighbours were the Taylor family and the Ackers family and both had at least one family member working at Ogdens in the early 1940's to 1950's. I didn't think it was in Boundary Lane though, thought Barker and Dobson was there? I was only a child then so could easily be mistaken.

    I remember the cigarette allowance though as both families always managed to have some for sale to neighbours...Robin was one brand I recall, although I don't and never have smoked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seasidenan View Post
    I never worked at Ogdens - too young - but I lived nearby in Dawber Street. Our neighbours were the Taylor family and the Ackers family and both had at least one family member working at Ogdens in the early 1940's to 1950's. I didn't think it was in Boundary Lane though, thought Barker and Dobson was there? I was only a child then so could easily be mistaken.

    I remember the cigarette allowance though as both families always managed to have some for sale to neighbours...Robin was one brand I recall, although I don't and never have smoked.
    Barker & Dobsons was off Whitefield rd - just by Larch Lea.
    Larch Lea doesn't exist now but Whitefield rd is still there. Barkers closed approx late 1970s - I remember it well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gillybean129 View Post
    Hi

    I live in Sheffield and used to be in regular contact with Ogden's most days as we were part of Imperial Tobacco. I worked at J & H Wilson snuff manufacturers which closed in 1989 and business transferred to Liverpool.

    I was wondering if anyone remembers the 'snuff' connection we had or worked at Ogdens who's name I'd remember in the offices there.

    I remember visiting Ogdens once and was impressed with the clock tower (I believe it's apartments now) and the huge collection of cigarette cards they had on the staircase.

    I also remember all the good perks we had, 200 free fags every 4 weeks, productivity bonuses and annual 'gift' bonus! What company these days would do that.

    I can still remember their phone number 0151 263 2231 and the address was Boundary Lane, Liverpool L69 1DT how sad is that???

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    Dated a girl once who worked in Oggies and she'd pinch some Baccy now and again
    I asked how she got it out..."In me knickers" was the reply.

    Thank god it was in a plastic bag...snuff said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gillybean129 View Post
    Hi

    I live in Sheffield and used to be in regular contact with Ogden's most days as we were part of Imperial Tobacco. I worked at J & H Wilson snuff manufacturers which closed in 1989 and business transferred to Liverpool.

    I was wondering if anyone remembers the 'snuff' connection we had or worked at Ogdens who's name I'd remember in the offices there.

    I remember visiting Ogdens once and was impressed with the clock tower (I believe it's apartments now) and the huge collection of cigarette cards they had on the staircase.

    I also remember all the good perks we had, 200 free fags every 4 weeks, productivity bonuses and annual 'gift' bonus! What company these days would do that.

    I can still remember their phone number 0151 263 2231 and the address was Boundary Lane, Liverpool L69 1DT how sad is that???

    Thanks!
    My wife worked in the office there in the mid 70's - before doing A levels at night school and finally going to uni.
    She'd deal with orders over the phone and was always getting in trouble for prolonging the conversation by asking where a place was if she didn't know it. She claims her geographic knowledge of the UK comes from doing that!
    She was Ruth Humphreys in those days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lindylou View Post
    Barker & Dobsons was off Whitefield rd - just by Larch Lea.
    Larch Lea doesn't exist now but Whitefiled rd is still there. Barkers closed approx late 1970s - I remember it well.

    When I worked at Dunlops, in Rice Lane, a fitter called Stan joined us from B&D. Always remember a story he told us.

    The gent's toilet in the factory had a big line of cubicles. The apprentices had a habit of locking doors then climbing out. You'd be caught short and run for the loo, only to be faced with 20 locked doors. You'd have to crouch and look under the door to find a cubicle with no feet on show so you knew it was empty and could climb in.

    One day, a guy who was particularly homophoebic was doing this and spotted two pairs of feet in the one cubicle. He went and got a bucket of water and threw it over the top, shouting 'dirty perverts'.

    The door opend and two men came out. One had a towel around his shoulders and the other was holding a comb and scissors - giving his mate a haircut during work hours!

    Nearly 40 years since I heard that story but it still makes me chuckle.

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