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This Firm Scarpped Wigan Pier: Pix show some of the 400 tons of scrap metal in

This Firm Scarpped Wigan Pier: Pix show some of the 400 tons of scrap metal in


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This Firm Scarpped Wigan Pier: Pix show some of the 400 tons of scrap metal in

This Firm Scarpped Wigan Pier: Pix show some of the 400 tons of scrap metal in the Orchard St. Wigan, yard of Calderbank s, " Spot Cash" Metal Merchants. Somewhere in the pile is the remains of five fire engines, from Lancaster broken up a fortnight ago, all stalwarts of the " Blitz" period. Wigans model makers from across the county come here for odd items of tubing, plate, rod, etc. for their locomotives etc. August 1951 P005206

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Metal Salvage Scrap Yard Spares


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This Firm Scrapped Wigan Pier: A fascinating glimpse into the bustling yard of Calderbank's 'Spot Cash' Metal Merchants in Orchard St. Wigan, captured in this vintage print from August 1951. The image showcases an impressive mound of scrap metal weighing a staggering 400 tons, with remnants of history hidden within its depths. Amongst the jumble of discarded materials lies the remains of five fire engines that once bravely served during the intense bombing raids of the 'Blitz' period. These resilient vehicles, hailing from Lancaster, were broken up just two weeks prior to this snapshot being taken. The significance and allure of this scrapyard extend beyond its industrial purpose. Model makers from across the county flock here in search of unique items such as tubing, plates, rods, and more for their intricate locomotive creations. This treasure trove serves as a haven for these craftsmen who seek out rare spares and salvaged parts to bring their miniature worlds to life. This evocative photograph encapsulates not only a moment frozen in time but also highlights how even seemingly ordinary places can hold extraordinary stories waiting to be discovered. Step back into the 1950s and immerse yourself in an era where metal salvage reigned supreme at Calderbank's 'Spot Cash' Metal Merchants.

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