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Wednesday, 13 July 2011
ERF SERVICE 1971 - 2000
For some reason, there's something nostalgic about big electric signs which glow reassuringly in the darkest of nights. Many people in Manchester got very upset in 2010 when ITV took down the famous GRANADA TV sign which had been on top of their building since the 1950s. Well here's a Middlewich example, which was removed a long time ago. The ERF Service Centre was opened in 1971 on part of the land once occupied by the ICI. From memory, I think most of this part of the site was full of railway sidings in ICI days. ERF Service was in existence for nearly thirty years and had the dubious pleasure of my company for 27 of those years. I started work at the company in 1974, and one of the first things I did was take this picture. I wonder if they thought I was some kind of industrial spy? The buildings are still there, looking bland and anonymous. Does anyone know who uses them now?