Jam Factory in Great Driffield

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grinwolf
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Jam Factory in Great Driffield

Post by grinwolf » Fri Sep 19, 2014 7:57 pm

Here is a new topic to get your self in a jam over:-

Does any one know anything about the Jam factory in Driff., was running up to and prior to W.W.2.
Believe it was on the site which is now West Promanade, off Victoria road, if my memory serves me correct.

The factory was run by, and as far as I know owned by a Mr. Holmes (first name Allan I believe).

Mr Holmes lived on Beverley Road, the big detached red brick house on the corner of St John's Road.
Does anyone have any "preserved" records of this piece of Driffield history?

tremal
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Re: Jam Factory in Great Driffield

Post by tremal » Sat Sep 20, 2014 10:53 am

My first thoughts are that it was situated in the area behind the cricket ground and Bracken Road to the west of the town. i think that it was called Pomona Farm. There is a Pomona Way off Bracken Road leading into this area and an unmade track leads alongside the Driffield Bowling Club to the same area.

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Re: Jam Factory in Great Driffield

Post by Ian Soanes » Sat Sep 20, 2014 11:34 am

The following article suggests the factory "stood where Woldholme Avenue is now"
http://www.driffieldtoday.co.uk/news/lo ... n-1-821508
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Re: Jam Factory in Great Driffield

Post by Peter6 » Sat Sep 20, 2014 7:12 pm

Field William & Co. Ltd. jam mfrs. : factory, St John's rd. ; wareho. King st. T N 11

Source:
KELLY'S DIRECTORY OF THE NORTH & EAST RIDINGS OF YORKSHIRE (1933)

MADE IN THE FACTORY ON A FRUIT FARM
FIELD'S
BITTER ORANGE MARMALADE

Provides just the finishing touch to the
pleasantest meal

WILLIAM FIELD & CO. (LTD.), FRUIT FARM,
DRIFFIELD.

Source: Yorkshire Evening Post - Wednesday 16 April 1919

grinwolf
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Re: Jam Factory in Great Driffield

Post by grinwolf » Sun Sep 21, 2014 7:07 pm

The reference to fields opens a new topic for discussion.
Fields were a catering company from Hull, who had high class cafe's and grocery stores in Hull, Beverley and even Driffield.
Seem to remember the Field's cafe being in Market place , upstairs were the "Leon's" cafe is now. Downstairs I think was the high class grocery store.

If my memory seves me correct, they would close down in the early 1960's.
Wonder if there was a connection between the Fields jam factory and the catering business?

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