Foster Yates and Thom
It's almost 40 years since Foster Yates and Thom went out of business. Once their boilers and steam engines were sent all over the world. These photographs have been copied and passed on to Cottontown by Jim Halsall. They were loaned to him by Gordon Hunter, a former employee.
Jimmy Barnes, boilershop foreman on left, next to him Billy Allan, boiler site fitting foreman.
Danny Shaw demonstrating how to tighten manhole cover.
Two self-contained Economic boilers with a Lancashire boiler on the right. Arthur Hulme, boilershop manager is on the right, foreman Jimmy Barnes on left.
Boilers at railway sidings in Blackburn.
Rivets being put in place hydraulically. Driller is Harry Valentine with rivetters Danny Shaw and brothers Frank and Harry Woods.