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> Beaties Biscuits, Anyone work for Beaties Biscuits?
TeeHeeHee
post 27th Jan 2009, 01:29pm
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Anyone work for Beaties Biscuits way back in the mid 1940's (or had a grannny or granddad who did)


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post 30th Jan 2009, 10:31pm
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My father worked in Beatties when we lived in Drumchapel, mid to late sixties, he used to bring home plenty of biscuits and big slabs of dark chocolate, and I also remember bags of powderd egg.
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post 1st Feb 2009, 10:13pm
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My mother in law worked in the biscuit factory in the early 1940s. There are some photos taken inside the works on the SCRAN website. I knew some of the workers in the 1950s. Used to play football for a team on Sunday afternoons next the factory about 1954 or so. They made a lot of "own " label biscuits for supermarkets etc. They were latterly the only biscuit company in the RHM "Empire" (Rank Hovis McDougal) and RHM did not think it worth while modernising the plant and so it become less and less "economic". The sort of "far away" branch factory mentality that is or was so common with big conglomerates. It did not fit in with "the plan?" and thus was closed. It closed at the same time as the Goodyear plant across the railway track. It was the time of the Garscadden by-election and the Labour Party were in a "wee" pickle over these two closures. I think around 660 workers, mainly women, were made redundant at Beatties.
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post 3rd Feb 2009, 05:47pm
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Thanks, backcauseway:
that's interesting, I'll certainly have a look.


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*Suisse Tom*
post 8th Apr 2009, 05:12pm
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I actually worked in Beatties biscuits from 1969 till about 1974. The biscuits were very good and most of Marks and Spencers were made there. However as mentioned before RHM did not invest to update the hygiene of the bulk flour and sugar system so M & S moved on. Famous products were made there like Ayton sandwich, Morven, Vienna wafers, Shortbread, gingersnaps, butter puffs and so on. Ah it makes you hungry thinking about it.
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**rose**
post 25th Aug 2010, 08:12pm
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Can you buy the biscuit Ayton Sandwitch that was made in the Beatties factory?
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*joe forbes*
post 26th Jan 2014, 05:20pm
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My mother worked there between 1964-1971 Ellen Forbes (Mullen).
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*Peter Procter*
post 3rd Jul 2015, 11:15pm
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My father worked for Brooke's Biscuits from 1955, before they were amalgamated with Beatties to form Brooke's Beattie. He worked as a lorry driver for them out of the Wythenshawe depot til the whole company was closed down. He regularly went on the Glasgow run to Drumchapel, as well as all the other long distance runs, plus the local work. Glasgow was a 2 day run - this was before the motorways went all the way! Exeter and the south west was a 3 day run. Does anyone remember Gerald Procter?
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*Backcauseway*
post 4th Jul 2015, 09:03pm
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I recall my mother in law bringing home broken biscuits. However she used to bring home fig roll biscuits they made for Marks and Spencer that failed the M&S quality check.
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*Fonebot*
post 24th Oct 2016, 08:46pm
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Hi looking for Sheena Campbell . Sheena worked in the office of Beatties Biscuits Drumchapell in the late 60s/70s and she stayed in Drumry Road East if anyone knows Sheena could you please contact me on this site or email me on foneboy60@aol.com Thanks.
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