Author Topic: Any info on Prince of Wales lane/ Balmoral Way ‘Old factory name before flats?’  (Read 731 times)

MrsT

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Hi
Prince of wales lane Yardley wood by Christchurch.


I believe there was a factory before the flats were built Balmoral Way/ Sandringham


Can anyone give me any info please?
Name of factory?
What did they make?
Just interested thank you

Spud

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I think the name of the company you are asking about was Elbief they made frames for ladies handbags
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MrsT

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Thank you Spud.
My daughter lives in the flats now on the site.
We have a very old A to Z and we noticed it said ‘works’ meaning factory where her flats are and I was just interested to learn more.
Very much appreciated


Hi De Hi

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I think the name of the company you are asking about was Elbief they made frames for ladies handbags


El Bi Ef = LBF = Ladies Bag Frames

Des Gardner

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Definitely named Elbief

Gwladmab

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Definitely named Elbief
Definitely, I worked there in the 70’s as a contractor. I think the firm was owned by a Jewish company. I have a feeling that we were not allowed to work there on Saturdays, Sunday’s were OK. There was a great cafe next door, name of cafe escapes me at the moment

Des Gardner

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Yes there was a cafe next door I went in there 1970s, I knew the owner.

Gwladmab

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Yes there was a cafe next door I went in there 1970s, I knew the owner.
I used it quite often in the 70’s too, always busy, I think it was run by a couple of blokes. I seem to remember he called every one ‘John’ as in ‘what can I get you John?’ Not sure if there was a Gas Board depot nearby as there were always loads of gas fitters in there at breakfast.


Where have all the good old cafes gone where you could get a good breakfast and a mug of tea at a reasonable price......

frederick

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Gw,
Those cafes have gone in the wack of the likes of Mc Donald's and Pizza shops.    :(
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Des Gardner

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John was one of the guys who worked there or owned it... and yes there were plenty of gas men in there in the mornings, it was a proper greasy spoon cafe but they done a great sausage sandwich!