Memories of Birkby’s

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AT the Birkby’s meet-up last week at Legends in Batley it was great seeing old workmates – 42 of the past employees turned up.

I’d put a lot of photographs from the 1980s on disc which Mick Ingram put onto the televisions at Legends.

It was great seeing old workmates’ reactions to their younger days at Birkbys, most wanting copies of the disc which I promised to do at a later date. In the meantime I’ve put the pictures onto the Birkby’s site on Facebook so anyone wishing to see them now can do so.

My thanks to Mick for allowing us our meet up at Legends and for being a great host.

A reunion has already been arranged for after the gates close at Birkbys for the last time. It will be held on August 18 at Brighton Street Club in Heckmondwike, and I’m sure this will be attended by many.

I enjoyed the Guardian write up on Birkby’s, but am still shocked that the old place couldn’t be saved.

BOB WELLS

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