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    Default African Oil Mills, Parliament Street.

    I hope I have posted this in the right place.

    Would anyone have a photograph of this building, later occupied on the same site by Norton Scrap Metals at the bottom of Parliament Street.
    It was owned by the C.W.S, my interest is due to my father working there in the 1950/60s.
    I remember as a kid my dad taking me around this mill which used to make animal feeds and crushed seed/oils.
    I always remember the steam wagons going along the dock road by the mill.
    I do hope a photograph surfaces.
    Thank you.


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    Quote Originally Posted by xkopite View Post
    I hope I have posted this in the right place.

    Would anyone have a photograph of this building, later occupied on the same site by Norton Scrap Metals at the bottom of Parliament Street.
    It was owned by the C.W.S, my interest is due to my father working there in the 1950/60s.
    I remember as a kid my dad taking me around this mill which used to make animal feeds and crushed seed/oils.
    I always remember the steam wagons going along the dock road by the mill.
    I do hope a photograph surfaces.
    Thank you.
    Was that also known as BOCM (British Oil & Cake Mills).
    Never worked there but KPI (Kirby Printing Inks) who I did work for, made the printing ink for thier sacks prior to packing.


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    Phredd
    It well could have been.
    My dad always refered to it as the A.O.M or the Avy.
    I still have a white sack from his works with the following on it.
    The Farmers' Society
    AOM
    Milk Alternative
    African Oil Mills, Liverpool
    112 LBS. Gross
    Maybe it rings a bell.

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    Flint Street a few months ago.



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    Quote Originally Posted by xkopite View Post
    Phredd
    It well could have been.
    My dad always refered to it as the A.O.M or the Avy.
    I still have a white sack from his works with the following on it.
    The Farmers' Society
    AOM
    Milk Alternative
    African Oil Mills, Liverpool
    112 LBS. Gross
    Maybe it rings a bell.
    Sorry, but no, they are not one and the same.
    Reason I say that, is because BOCM only produced Animal Feeds at that time.
    Also from memory BOCM were up on the North side of the docks.
    Ahh well = memories fail us at times
    Phredd

    ps = just remebered about white sacks. Flour sacks were use as pillowslips after a good wash at the Local Wash House.
    I can still smell the flour now.
    Last edited by phredd; 12-04-2007 at 07:09 PM.
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    Feller,, feller. They haven't moved the *AVY Oil* > it's not far from me in Mill Street.

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    Steven
    More info please.
    I thought it closed possibly in the 1970s.
    Is it still owned by the CWS ( Cooperative ) or what ever its called now?

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    Marky
    Many thanks for those pics, I just cannot find any pics of The African Oil Mills in its hay days.

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    I remember as a Kid going to the "Avys" at the Bottom of Parliment St with a group of friends from school we used to sneak in and try to catch the pigeons that nested in the mill
    there where quite a few pigeon pens on the balconys of king gardens in those days

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