and the BOCM oil mill at Selby From York Press Now, the Parish of Hemingbrough Historical Heritage Society (PHHHS) has put together a coach outlet stores viejas definitive history of the company for which generations of local people worked.
The History and Memories of BOCM Selby does exactly what it says on the cover setting out the history of the company, and gathering memories (together with scores of old photos) from those who worked there down the years. ARDOL had a tragic beginning in Selby, as an article in a local newspaper in 1913 attested. The plant was still under construction when one of the men working on it, a Tom Lyons, was killed. "The deceased, who resides at Underwood's Yard, had ascended one of the iron girders of the structured building, it is said to lower a ladder," the newspaper reported. The ladder seems to coach outlet locations colorado have overbalanced, however, knocking Mr Lyons off a rafter. "He fell a distance of some 16 to 20 feet and in the fall his head came into violent contact with the ironwork and concrete floor." He was rushed to the local cottage hospital, but sadly died the following day. "(The) deceased was thirty four years of age, is a married man, and leaves a young family," the newspaper reported. It was an inauspicious beginning, but both ARDOL and OCO were in Selby to stay. OCO went on to build up a fleet of barges at one time 35 of them which carried solid loads and also oil up and down the river. In 1930 one of them the Agility belied its name by running into the Selby Toll Bridge so hard the bridge was actually dislodged, and had to be closed for more than two weeks. "This caused much disruption to the river traffic and (to) cargo being delivered to the mill," notes the book. There is even a photograph from that long ago collision. In 1961, meanwhile, the people of Selby were shocked by news of another tragedy. One of the company's tug boats, named the OCO, had coach outlet stores hawaii been sunk. "Leaving Hull in the early hours towing three dumb barges loaded with seed for Olympia Mill, the tug was in collision with motor vessel Henfield, which resulted in the tug sinking almost immediately," the book relates. "The crew of four were swept overboard and tragically Captain J Sumpton and Engineer H Jackson were swept away and drowned." The History and Memories of BOCM is packed with old photos, which will bring the memories flooding back for anyone who has worked for BOCM. After working in the typist's office for a while, she was moved to the laboratories, where she worked on an early adding machine, a Brunsviga calculator. As was often the case in those days, there were some great facilities for those who worked for the company including canteens, a laundry room, a dance hall, a recreational ground, and even a surgery with a permanent nurse. There were also organised sports days, trips to the seaside and other events. "Wednesday nights were the regular coach outlet 360 dance class where myself and friends enjoyed learning to dance," Betty writes. "We also went to the organised dance nights and it was at one of these dances where I met my husband Dennis." Dennis had followed his father to work for BOCM, and after doing his national service, he returned to the company and worked for it for over fifty years.
"He was presented with a gold watch for recognition of his services to BOCM," Betty writes. The History and Memories of BOCM Selby, compiled by the Parish of Hemingbrough Historical Heritage Society, is available, priced 9.99, from Selby and Barlby libraries.
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