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(Message started by: GeorgeT on May 27th, 2016, 4:47pm)

Title: Howards of Ilford Ltd.
Post by GeorgeT on May 27th, 2016, 4:47pm
Please, does anyone know when Howards of Ilford, chemical manufacturers of Uphall Rd., closed down ?

Title: Re: Howards of Ilford Ltd.
Post by Jamlamont on May 30th, 2016, 11:05am
Hello, George.

1961 according to sources on google.

:)

Title: Re: Howards of Ilford Ltd.
Post by GeorgeT on Jun 2nd, 2016, 10:09am
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

Title: Re: Howards of Ilford Ltd.
Post by johnbots on Apr 6th, 2017, 11:57am
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.

Title: Re: Howards of Ilford Ltd.
Post by Toby on Apr 10th, 2017, 8:25pm
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.

Title: Re: Howards of Ilford Ltd.
Post by Feenix on Apr 11th, 2017, 1:57am
Is one of 'em brown ?  [smilie:raise_eyebrow]



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