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Howards of Ilford Ltd.
« on: May 27th, 2016, 4:47pm »
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Please, does anyone know when Howards of Ilford, chemical manufacturers of Uphall Rd., closed down ?
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Re: Howards of Ilford Ltd.
« Reply #1 on: May 30th, 2016, 11:05am »
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Hello, George.
 
1961 according to sources on google.
 
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« Reply #2 on: Jun 2nd, 2016, 10:09am »
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Hi Jam,
Thanks for your reply.   I also tried Google, GenPals, which says that Howards was finally closed in 1980 and the factory buildings were demolished.   I am hoping to trace some old colleagues so I suppose the date that I am looking for is the date when the last employees were declared redundant
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« Reply #3 on: Apr 6th, 2017, 11:57am »
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Howards was taken over by Laporte I think in the early 60s.  
 Laporte continued to operate the site until around 1978 or 1979.  I worked for Laporte from late 1977 and 'Howards' of Ilford was one of their operations which I visited several times doing routine inspections of process plant.
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« Reply #4 on: Apr 10th, 2017, 8:25pm »
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My primary school, Uphall County Primary was right next door to Howards factory.Only a brick wall separated  the school playground from the works.This was in the 1950's.
Every time we played we could smell wierd stuff in the air,clouds of steam  drifting over were not uncommon.
It never affected us though,I have perfect vision in all three eyes.
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Re: Howards of Ilford Ltd.
« Reply #5 on: Apr 11th, 2017, 1:57am »
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Is one of 'em brown ?  Raise eyebrow
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