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Bairdwear Clothing Factory - Ferryhill
« on: Dec 14, 2010, 12:10 »
Hi All,
Does anyone have any memories of the clothing factory in Ferryhill, now defunct. It was on Haigh Street and mainly made gear for M&S. I dont live in the area now but I think the factory was demolished and replaced with a Sure Start Centre. Maybe someone out there worked there and has some tales to share
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Re: Bairdwear Clothing Factory
« Reply #1 on: Dec 14, 2010, 12:34 »
Hi, it wasn't replaced with a Surestart Centre, although one was built nearby. The land the clothing factory stood on is now completely open, grassed over and planted.
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Re: Bairdwear Clothing Factory
« Reply #2 on: Dec 15, 2010, 15:53 »
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Re: Bairdwear Clothing Factory
« Reply #3 on: Jan 15, 2011, 21:02 »
I remember it well, was my first job on leaving school, marking buttons for £73 per week (before the MW of course) and trying to earn more through piece work.

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Re: Bairdwear Clothing Factory
« Reply #4 on: Jan 16, 2011, 07:29 »
I remember it well, was my first job on leaving school, marking buttons for £73 per week (before the MW of course) and trying to earn more through piece work.

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« Reply #5 on: Jan 19, 2011, 14:24 »
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Re: Bairdwear Clothing Factory
« Reply #6 on: Mar 22, 2011, 11:44 »
Hi All,
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

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Re: Bairdwear Clothing Factory
« Reply #7 on: Dec 07, 2015, 15:26 »
Just came across your web site and saw the name Ferryhill.

I was a supplier of buttons to Ferryhill Clothing. It would be fun to talk. Can we exchange phone numbers. My e mail address is

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