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Factory - next to Hooters

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Next to hooters is a large factory but for the life of me i can't remember what it made.

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It's now apartments and known as the Hicking Building because it was owned by Hicking Pentecost, but I can't remember exactly what they did.

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It was a hosiery and textile factory.

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I ought to have realised that I was a machinist up Peveril Street.any a gusset as sewn in knickers.smile2M

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I did indeed work there as a flatlocker from 1962 to1970,so I was still there when it changed its name to Marathon Knitear.

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Old man Pentecost used to go and swim in the open air baths on the Embankment every morning (my dad did the same as a young man) and he had his chauffeur wait for him with his bathrobe and a thermos of hot tea for when he got out

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