SE3319 : The Wakefield Shirt Company, Thornes Lane Wharf

taken 8 years ago, near to Wakefield, Great Britain

The Wakefield Shirt Company, Thornes Lane Wharf
The Wakefield Shirt Company, Thornes Lane Wharf
The Wakefield Shirt Company was founded in 1940 by Izaak Donner (1904-2000), a refugee from the Nazi occupation, and his partner Frank Myers in premises in Kirkgate, Wakefield. Here the famous Double Two Shirts were manufactured, developing a concept which had been founded when Donner's father was in business in Vienna. The company prospered and in 1952 moved to a much larger site here at Portobello Mills. See SE3319 : Blue Plaque. Although the company has diversified, into making industrial workwear and professional uniforms for example, it is still a family-run business.(Info.supplied by Wakefield Civic Society).
Pictured, the 50,000 sq.ft. warehouse opened in 1966.
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Date Taken
Monday, 21 September, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 9 October, 2009
Category
Factory > Factory   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 335 196 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:40.3292N 1:29.6223W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 336 196
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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