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jamiemcginlay



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 11:03 pm    Post subject: Irvine WW2 and Royal Ordnance Factory Irvine Reply with quote

There is a small memorial garden in Irvine on Burns Street, opposite the junction with Marress Road. It appears that two seperate memorials have been saved, presumably following demolitions, and set into the wall at the end of the gardens. The bronze tablet commemorates the workers of a factory (unfortunately the factory is not named) and the two granite tablets appear from their design to be from a church or may have belonged to the ex-servicemen's club? I'm afraid I have no information on this and any info would be of interest.




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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2007 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This garden has been redeveloped and the tablets redone and in perfect order. See below. Also there is a plaque describing the original building.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2007 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2008 9:00 pm    Post subject: hosiery works ,Irvine Reply with quote

Wee bit of background info on the Works .



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Hosiery works, Cochrane Street, Irvine, Ayrshire




This works was founded in 1929 by the British Textile Manufacturing Co. Irvine became a centre of hosiery manufacture in the inter-war years.

This view shows the street frontage of the building, which had obviously been constructed as cheaply as possible. It had a three-storey ten bay front block cement-rendered, probably over brickwork.

This building was demolished soon after this photograph was taken, as part off the development of Irvine New Town.



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Seen in 1919 in the very colourful livery of the Hosiery Manufacturing Co Ltd and registered with Albion's number plate GA3, the van is fitted with solid rubber tyres on cast wheels, a bulb horn and it fitted with spirit lighting

Very nicely signed with socks being the font style used for the company name, factories in Irvine and Troon
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

UKNIWM Ref No 57727

the memorial has its own website http://www.rotary-ribi.org/clubs/gallery-details.asp?CbGalID=366&ClubID=1753
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