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    Anyone got any pictures of "The world famous" Meccano factory at Binns road? Any photo's of the workers wanted as my mother was one of em'.
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    My mum used to work there too. Many years ago when I was a baby.
    Havn't got any photos though.

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    my mum worked there before I was born,she used to put Lady Penelope into her pink Rolls Royce
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    My late pop used to work at Meccano too in Binns Road. We've lots of Meccano related stuff still in the house which I'll never get rid of!

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    I think you are all nuts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lindylou View Post
    My mum used to work there too. Many years ago when I was a baby.
    Havn't got any photos though.
    Let's see if we can get some stuff about the workers.
    Photo's etc.
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    Smile re-meccano

    I worked at meccano for 10 years, sorry i do not have any photo,s
    but i do remember the workers & some of the office staff. i used to
    run round on one of the electric trucks.....it was a very sad day when
    it closed....... i still remember it........

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    sorry john .. i remember buying raffle tickets but who sold them i can,t remember. what is her name......

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    Does anyone remember any of the girls off the packing department,of which i was one,i also remember allan and david who used to fix the machines when they broke down.My father in law also worked in the die cast room.

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    My mum used to run the raffles and the christmas bingo, spot the ball and catalogues.
    I can remember all the avon orders too.
    Her name was ELLA .Anyone remember her ?

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    hi, john did ella know edna griffiths who worked in the plastic dept...

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    Store 3...
    my mum knew most of the women.I wouldnt know who exactly.I do have a few pics somewhere which shows some of the women on the assembley line.
    I remember there being an Edna who took me to my first Everton footy match in the 70's.Nice crazy woman.

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