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    Image of Ogdens Factory in Kensington, Ogdens makers of St Bruno Pipe Tobacco, I have been informed is to close, I wonder what that'll happen to the Building.


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    This fine building should stay what ever happens.
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    I always remember going down Rocky Lane and seeing the giant St Bruno billboard with the pipe glowing red.

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    I'm a none smoker but have to admit the smell of Raw Tobacco is Lovely, pity it stinks when you burn it.

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    It is all be finished now. I remember a while back going up the tower to
    service the radio gear for security, the smell of the tobacco was everywere
    and in the tower were 1000,s of old WWII gas masks still in the cardboard
    boxes with the string to hang around your neck. When it eventualy closes
    it will be a great place for UE

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    I heard the building is to go up in smoke

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gnomie View Post
    I heard the building is to go up in smoke

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    Quote Originally Posted by drone_pilot View Post
    Image of Ogdens Factory in Kensington, Ogdens makers of St Bruno Pipe Tobacco, I have been informed is to close, I wonder what that'll happen to the Building.


    drone-pilot Hi.

    I think you will find that Ogdens head office (picture above) was on Boundary Lane off West Derby Road and not Kensington as you say. Production was also at this location with the factory backing on to West Derby Rd.
    The large hoarding was on West Derby Rd. I lived with the smell of tobaco most of my young life.

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    That's right Phredd, just across the road from the Irish Centre
    Remember the sheepdog on Ogden's hoarding on West Derby Road?

    Thanks for the pic Droney.

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    Excellent photo Drone Pilot.

    I hope the building stays. It would be madness not to keep this lovely building.

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    DEVELOPER George Wimpey has acquired the former Ogden’s tobacco factory in Liverpool and has submitted plans for a multi-million pound residential scheme. Read
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kev View Post
    DEVELOPER George Wimpey has acquired the former Ogden’s tobacco factory in Liverpool and has submitted plans for a multi-million pound residential scheme. Read
    Great news

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    Tobacco factory plans refused

    Mar 19 2008 by Laura Sharpe, Liverpool Daily Post

    DEVELOPER George Wimpey has been told it cannot demolish a former Tobacco factory to convert into houses.

    City planning chiefs refused an application to demolish and redevelop Ogdens Tobacco Factory site on West Derby Road.

    Planning officers said the scheme to build 106 houses and 104 flats was poorly designed and left the recently listed office building isolated from its industrial heritage.

    Describing the style of the houses as utilitarian and of “a style we had years ago and got rid of” Everton ward Councillor John McIntosh expressed his disappointment at the plans.

    The council’s planning officer said that while the loss of the factory buildings was not opposed, the importance of the listed building and the site’s history was not reflected in the application.

    He said there were no objections to demolishing the factory buildings but there was concern about other buildings on site.

    These include the original factory building linked to the office building.

    A second application to carry out work including part demolition of Ogdens office building was approved subject to conditions.

    Last year, Imperial Tobacco announced the closure of the factory in West Derby Road.
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    Quote Originally Posted by billo View Post
    I always remember going down Rocky Lane and seeing the giant St Bruno billboard with the pipe glowing red.
    Quote Originally Posted by scouserdave View Post
    Remember the sheepdog on Ogden's hoarding on West Derby Road?
    Yes, I remember that. The hoarding is still there but now completely blank.
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    Hi all ,
    have just come across this site .I use to work at Ogdens. and my mother before me,and i`m 63 ,so please lets get the location correct OGDENS ,Boundary Lane West Derby Road Liverpool 6 (as it was when I worked there) " NOT EVER KENSINGTON!:Kind Regards,Richmond Gem.

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