Get together for former engineering workers

Reunion of former workers at the old Cornish and Lloyds factory  which was on the site of B&Q and closed down in the 1970s.
Reunion of former workers at the old Cornish and Lloyds factory which was on the site of B&Q and closed down in the 1970s.
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There were some fond memories recalled when former workers at a Bury St Edmunds factory got together for a reunion.

A former engineering works at Cornish & Lloyds which used to stand on the site of B & Q in Bury St Edmunds was employer to many people from in and around the Bury area.

Reunion of former workers at the old Cornish and Lloyds factory  which was on the site of B&Q and closed down in the 1970s.'in front of the fitting shop 1930's

Reunion of former workers at the old Cornish and Lloyds factory which was on the site of B&Q and closed down in the 1970s.'in front of the fitting shop 1930's

The factory supplied repairs and goods to the agricultural industry of the 1930s and onwards but closed down in 1970 to make way for the current B & Q store in Out Risbygate.

The reunion at Bury’s Constitutional Club on June 22 was organised by Chris Simpkin and Adrian Presland.

Mr Simpkin who worked there between 1956 and 1972 in the machine and fiting shop, said: “It was a good evening. People came along and enjoyed a good chat and we all had a really good night.”

The firm was owned by Fred Choat and did work for the grain industry and on combine harvesters and council mowers.

Some 40 people attended the reunion bringing along mementos and photos. This is the third reunion organised by Chris over the years.