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Lucas Branch Works 13 Small Heath (Butlers)

Nicholas

master brummie
Hi,

I'd very much like to hear from anyone who has any pertinent details surrounding the Lucas Factory in Small Heath please.....

Is the factory site still extant? Where was it situated? Anything that may be of interest regarding it's history.....

Thanks,

Nick
www.westmidlandsghostclub.com
 

mike jenks

master brummie
Lucas Small Heath

Hi

The only Factory in Small Heath was Butlers Lamps
a 100% owned subsidery of Lucas.
in Grange Road. It closed in the 1970's.
Lucas had depots in Garrison Lane but these were
simply storage areas.
I have attached a note on Butlers.

Mike Jenks
 

mike jenks

master brummie
Lucas Small Heath

Hi

No objection to your posting request.
In the back of mind for a short time Lucas
used Waverley Road (Small Heath) during the 1960's
while I was there, within its Plastics operation
via Formans Road. Strangely ehen I went to Land Rover they it used for
their Chassis operations during the 1970's and 1980's.
Finally the Waverley Road site was used by Benn Brothers
till it all closed down. I think ASDA took all this site up.

Mike Jenks
 

Nicholas

master brummie
Thank you for the information guys....

As always with one of my posts, there is a potential 'ghostly' connection to the matter. (Yes - he's like a bl**dy stuck record, that Nick!!!)

It has been suggested that there might have been a haunting associated with the factory concerned?

Regards,

Nick
www.westmidlandsghostclub.com
 
R

RL Cloherty

Guest
The Factory was known as Atlantic Works (BW 13). The Butlers badge featured a lighthouse.
Redundancy Notices were issued to staff and works at Butlers during May 1980 and the factory closed in September 1980. Some of the plastic moulding machines were in use at Barkley Plastics in 1983. It was claimed that some machinery was relocated at other Lucas sites such as the Telford Factory. Most Machinery was sold. Most of the people who worked there are now dead or retired.

Part of the site became the playground/grounds of Small Heath (Muntz Street) School.

With respect to the Ghost Story, some said that the top floor was haunted. My father never experienced anything of a paranormal nature while he worked there.

Butlers also had a warehouse at Seeleys Road, Greet, which is now known as Tyseley Industrial Estate.
 

Les Horne

New Member
My mother worked at Butlers when I was young and the logo was Butlers Atlantic Beam. I have many memories of the sports days and won the fancy dress in a costume as a lighthouse. My mother ran in the races and won many prizes she was called Elizabeth Horne and we lived in Hawkes Street.
 

Peter Hood

proper brummie kid
Hi,

I'd very much like to hear from anyone who has any pertinent details surrounding the Lucas Factory in Small Heath please.....

Is the factory site still extant? Where was it situated? Anything that may be of interest regarding it's history.....

Thanks,

Nick
www.westmidlandsghostclub.com
Hi Nick the company which was part of Lucas was BUTLERS it was in Grange RD Small Heath I worked in the standards room my boss was Stan Lewis and Stan Powell ,I don't know if it still exists that's the best I can do for best regards Pete
 
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