Whiteleys, Victoria Street.

Rear of Whiteley factory

The accompanying photo was taken on the 17th of December, 2014 and shows a structure at the rear of the old Whitley’s factory on Victoria Street, between the main building and the railway lines. It appears to be constructed from asbestos sheeting. After the fire and demolition of the factory a few months ago I presume that it`s no longer there. Did it have some sort of wartime use or is there a simpler explanation. Maybe former employees can shed some light on the subject.

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  • Whiteleys did a lot of work for the Ministry during WW2, they had security 24 hrs, aunty and uncle Fred knew them well, in fact went on holidays with them I heard a fair bit.

    By Mark Wilson (15/06/2022)
  • I worked at Whitley’s from 1956/1962, Roland Vamplew was my supervisor then, I also worked on a production line that did underwater plugs and sockets for radar, then removed across the road where I worked with my sister winding transformers, loved my time there.

    By Patricia Campion then (02/07/2020)

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