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    Arrow Robinson Willey,Liverpool,Jan2010.

    Bit of info:

    With a manufacturing history spanning some 65 years, Robinson Willey is one of the UK`s leading appliance manufacturers both in the UK and overseas.

    From its Liverpool manufacturing base, Robinson Willey produces a comprehensive range of gas wall heaters and gas fires including; radiant / convector, balanced flue, models and inset and outset living flame gas fires.

    The company also manufactures electric fires and supplies quartz linear heaters, electric storage, panel heaters and air conditioning systems for the commercial sector.

    The popularity of Robinson Willey gas appliances has attracted many imitators. But, while many have tried, they failed to achieve the exacting standards of design, heat efficiency and craftsmanship which have become the hallmark of Robinson Willeys products.

    Robinson Willey“s expertise remains unrivalled, and today the company enjoys a worldwide reputation for its comprehensive range of gas fires and wall heaters.

    The company moved from the Mill Road site on 11th March 2007 to a £3.5m site at Trinity Road Bootle. There are already plans to knock the Mill Road site down & turn it into a community park.



















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    Great pics.
    BE NICE......................OR ELSE

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    Superb stuff W.I.M.R.

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    Great pic's, how much for the fire in no'5?? But seriously, sad that so many factories in that area, have gone! It was a hive of activity,in the 70's,when I worked in "Paton,Calverts" in Binns rd!

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    They must have made a mint when winning the contract for when all of Liverpool's tenements converted from coal fires to gas in the mid 70s.
    www.inacityliving.piczo.com/

    Updated weekly with old and new pics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ged View Post
    They must have made a mint
    Surely that was Barker & Dobson's?

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    My Mum used to work in Robinsons Willeys. Sad pictures.

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    I drove past this the other day and thought that someone should get pics quick. Well done for getting them.

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    Default The End!

    Just passing by here today,and saw them demolishing the last of the factory(s)!
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    Was this site all part of Robinson Willey?

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    End of an era.

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    it was mate...
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    End of an era.
    Flame really.

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    The very last of "Robinson,Willey",but it looks like the crushed remains will be used as aggregate/landfill(or whatever the term is?)
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    Anyone know what plans there are for the site? I could see guy's pointing, what must have been the perimeter wall,at the back!

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    It's going to be a park and some houses. The houses are being built there so the residents act as unofficial minders as in they'll phone the police if they see any trouble.

    From the Planning Explorer -

    Application Number - 10F/0343
    Site Address - Former Robinson Willey Site Mill Lane Liverpool L13 4AJ
    Proposal - To lay out new park
    Applicant - Derwent Holdings Ltd

    Application Number - 10O/0344
    Site Address - Land at Mill Lane Mill Lane Liverpool L13 5TE
    Proposal - To erect 6 dwellings and carry out associated works (Outline application)
    Applicant - Derwent Holdings Ltd

    ---------- Post added at 01:34 AM ---------- Previous post was at 01:32 AM ----------


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    wow, the houses are in the middle? thats great
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    That looks great JMLE! But do you think that will affect the park,on Rathbone rd/Edge lane,as I vaguely remember there was a possibility of building on it?

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    The Rathbone Road park is going to have the cinema built on it. I'll try and find the plans.

    ---------- Post added at 07:32 PM ---------- Previous post was at 07:27 PM ----------

    This is the impression of what's being built on Rathbone Park.



    ---------- Post added at 07:34 PM ---------- Previous post was at 07:32 PM ----------

    And the overall impression.


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    Great pic's JMLE! This would all tie in with the entire Edge lane scheme then,or is this a separate development

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    Totally separate development by Albert Gubay.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Gubay

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