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Report - Robinson & Pickford Hosiery, Leicester - December 2013

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by Goldie87, Dec 28, 2013.

  1. Goldie87

    Goldie87 28DL Regular User
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    This site was home to a small hosiery factory since Victorian times, being rebuilt on a larger scale in the 1920's by Robinson & Pickford. Around the 1970's Ge Ka Knitware took over the factory, closing sometime in the late 80's/90's. I can remember it sitting for quite a few years full of pallets of various janitorial supplies, some of which are still there now. In more recent years the building always seemed to be occupied by quite a few shady characters, with a dodgy car workshop, generators going through the night, and people around at odd hours. It appears to have most recently been used as some kind of furniture wholesalers, though strangely I don't remember it ever being open as such. Visited a few times with Mr Sam, jacquesj, MD, Mr Carrot, Dangerous Dann, and jameswildcooper.

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  2. Ken Naylor

    Ken Naylor 28DL Member
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    I worked there in the 60s and 70s .Robinson and Pickford were a great company to work for,they also had a factory in Ibstock i belive . Does anyone rember it
     
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