Thursday, 6 September 2012

John Smiths Jams Shipley

Most of us associate the name John Smiths with beer however in Shipley it is associated with jam.
In the foreground of yesterdays photograph was a tall brick chimney. Light coloured bricks on the chimney show "John Smiths Jams Shipley". The location is in Windhill near Old Thackley Road.
At the time of writing I have not found any information about the company.

    

3 comments:

  1. My uncle worked for John Smiths Jams in the 50s and 60s, he was the wagon driver for the firm, they only had one wagon and I recall them replacing it with a brand new one in about 1969, it was bright orange. They produced jam for the industrial section of catering and delivered to large commercial organisations and hospitals in the Shipley/ Bradford area. The firms logo was a white sailing yacht and this was emblazoned on the side of the wagon, Jams were sold in 0ne gallon sealed tins.
    My Uncle Herbert Speight, drove before the 2nd world war for mrs smith as her chauffer and was later called up to drive in the desert 8th army tank transporters were he was shot in the temple whist recovering a tank in the battle of tobruk, after leaving the army on de-mob he returned to work for the Smiths jam factory and was there until the firm closed in the late 1970s

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  2. I think their son Walter, is my great Grandfather. Emigrated to MZ. Buried Woodend, NZ

    Gretchen.

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  3. I think their son Walter, is my great Grandfather. Emigrated to MZ. Buried Woodend, NZ

    Gretchen.

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