REUNION: Search for Swinney’s staff

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Swinney Brothers closed 31 years ago (1866-1985), and along with many others in the area, I worked there.

From 1963 to around 1970 I was an apprentice with the firm, then a fitter/turner.

On odd occasions I bump into ex-employees, but it is solely by chance. If anyone would like to join an informal reunion, call it a get together, please contact me at swinneyphil@yahoo.com

I’m sure locals will recall Schat Davits towering over the site, fumes from the cast iron foundry, and in 1972, the fire which engulfed the workshops.

There is a lot of history associated with this firm and I have a few photos. I’m sure others have too. Get in touch.

Phil Huntley

swinneyphil@yahoo.com