Thanks for the replies, I started at Bairdwear in 1976 when it was called Ferryhill Manufacturing,and I left in 1990. During that time I worked in a few different departments and a few managers/supervisors names I remember are;
Mr. Lennard, Mr.Ridley, Mr.Hunter, Mr.Sissons, Mr.Denham, Mrs S.Potts, Madge, Audrey, Rita, T.Hawman, B.Sykes anybody remember them or indeed anyone else?
At the back of the factory was a small building,this was originally a fish and chip shop,this was built by my dad many years ago. In time the factory bought the chippy and turned it into a factory shop run by Shelia? and Bernie. Anyone remember the factory sales on Saturday mornings?
I once heard the factory held POW's during the war,but I'm not sure about that,don't know when the factory opened.
Thanks again for the replies ,keep in touch