S Whiteley and Sons – Cleckheaton – November 11

S.Whiteley & Sons Ltd was an engineering firm.


5 thoughts on “S Whiteley and Sons – Cleckheaton – November 11

  1. Hi

    I worked here , do you have any pictured of the smaller shed with north lights by the road side or the office block, brings back memories though.


  2. Hi
    This factory closed end of 2000 and relocated up the M606, it was open over 100 years and was bought out by a set of tossers from Northampton ,the new place didnt last long after the move !
    Tescos bought the land for a 1.5 million, it was part of a deal- more money was to be given if the store was built , but it was turned down after local buisness complained.Tescos will get their way one day though.
    Whiteley made parts for JCB diggers and catapillar etc, it was a good place to work in its hayday, late 80’s and early 90’s.
    When i first worked there , it had the old mintex buildings attached and a large chimney , which were derelict , i remember exploring these – good fun..



    • Hi There Mick. Yesterday, whilst munging about at a flea market on the Spanish/Portugal border, my mate came across what looks like a kind of tool. It has embossed on it the name of S. Whiteley peg lane mills. It looks to be a few years old. It has a metal serrated cylinder attached to a 4 inch handle. The manufacturers details are stamped onto a guard which covers the cylinder.I do have a photo of it but can not get it to attach to this email. It is an intrieging object. My mate, who collects odd bits, was wondering what it was used for. I wondered how it managed to end up on a stall in Castro Marin. Any help would be appreciated. Bob Alleway. Huelva, Spain. If you want a photo contact me on — bobstick@freecall-uk.co.uk .

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