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#1 IRF

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Posted 19 August 2018 - 07:53 AM

I knew that I was living in the same region as 'where it all began' i.e. the Merseyside area.  However, I recently discovered that I am located even more closer geographically to 'Willy HQ' than I thought.

 

It transpires that Software Projects were based at the old Bear Brands site in Woolton Village, which is less than half a mile away from my house (and is now the home of my local branch of Tesco's!)


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Posted 19 August 2018 - 08:01 AM

Ultimate / A.C.G were not 'too far' from me although I was not aware of this until a few years ago. I say not too far about 8-10 miles I think.

 

 

Question is can you work out where the infamous 'lamp post' pic was taken and perhaps more interestingly is said post still there ? :)


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Posted 19 August 2018 - 08:07 AM

What lamp post pic?



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Posted 19 August 2018 - 12:42 PM

What lamp post pic?

 

I was not able to find it, its in one of the magazines however. I did find this:

 

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Posted 19 August 2018 - 12:54 PM

Added to my 'to find' list, I do recall seeing it unless my memory is playing tricks and it was merely a trimmed version of the above...


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#6 Norman Sword

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Posted 19 August 2018 - 03:41 PM

Very few pictures exist of the bear brand

Picture 1 down the side of the main building

Picture 2 view from the air

 

Picture 3 Gate past the main office down towards the works

 

Picture 4 A crude overlay of the building on a map.

 

 

Pictures 1 and 3 by John Shaw. Just before the demolition.

All the workers used the nearby Sainburys , as a food source.

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#7 IRF

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Posted 19 August 2018 - 04:29 PM

I live up just past the Cobden Vaults which is marked on the top of the map.



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Posted 19 August 2018 - 04:42 PM

Software Projects occupied the part I have shaded in purple.

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Posted 19 August 2018 - 07:27 PM

Something that I posted back in August 2016 on Facebook


drawing By D.P.Rowson. And with his comments


Mock up. Not to scale and drawn on recollection only, of the building above. Top picture is an enlarged portion of the lower picture. Room allocation was dynamic, so this allocation is a snap shot.

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Posted 19 August 2018 - 10:29 PM

Makes you wonder if Fate doesn't have something to do with all this...  :D






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