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Offline Sue C

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Sunderland glass work's closure
« on: June 05, 2007, 08:53:20 AM »
The last glass work's in Sunderland (discluding art glass) is to close in September.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/wear/content/articles/2007/01/18/sunderland_glass_feature.shtml
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/wear/6271617.stm

The end of a long history  :(
I have just tried the link, type in sunderland glass closure.


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Re: glass work's closure
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2007, 11:31:18 AM »
A far cry from the 1958 account I have just been working on re Jobling's Wear Glassworks centenary celebration, for the Glass-study. Then optimism was high.

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From William C. Decker,
President Corning Glass Works.

On behalf of the men and women of Corning Glass Works, I extend sincere congratulations to our friends at Sunderland on the centenary of Wear Glass Works.

For more than a third of the past century, we have been partners in the production of Pyrex brand glassware. We may all be proud that our association has made the word Pyrex known throughout the world as a symbol of quality glassware.

You have our warm wishes for your continued success in the years ahead.

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From Carl W. Hayden

Director James A. Jobling & Co. Ltd.

With the accumulated skills of our workmen, with the invigorating stimulus of our new management, and with the research facilities of Cornings behind us, the years ahead look bright and prosperous for Joblings, and for all those associated with us.
Frank A.
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Re: Sunderland glass work's closure
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2007, 02:57:05 PM »
It also has a knock-on effect. The local university has a whole department for glassmaking, so this will also be affected.

Very sad that our industry is gradully being chipped away to the bones... >:(
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Re: Sunderland glass work's closure
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2007, 03:07:39 PM »
Have to keep the shareholders happy these days >:D

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