More Jam Factory Workers

Often, when we think of workers at the former jam factory we think of ‘the girls’. But men worked there as well in quite large numbers. And of course, this included the actual manufacture of jam. So today we feature two men at work amongst the hot sugary product.

Two chaps at work at the jam factory - probably 1960s

Two chaps at work at the jam factory – probably 1960s

This picture, which we believe dates from the 1960s, shows Preston Law and Nigel Marston. Almost inevitably we know nothing about them but thanks to John in Oz for identifying them.

Their old place of work is now no more. This photo was taken earlier this month and shows where the factory once stood.

The former jam factory site - October 2014

The former jam factory site – October 2014

We’ll keep you posted on this site as developments occur.

And we’ll come up with more photos of jam factory workers too.

 

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2 Responses to “More Jam Factory Workers”

  1. John Buckland Says:

    Nigel lived at northbrook and would have been 2 or 3 years older than his near neighbour Keith Davis. (paper shop Keith, who could confirm ) Nigel’s father drove coaches for Cards of Devizes, this was usually parked in the Market Place overnight. Nigel formed Marston’s taxi’s based in Devizes to which the whole family relocated. I believe he died at an early age. He had a sister Dianne.

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