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Jam Factory in Great Driffield

Posted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 7:57 pm
by grinwolf
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?

Re: Jam Factory in Great Driffield

Posted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 10:53 am
by tremal
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.

Re: Jam Factory in Great Driffield

Posted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 11:34 am
by Ian Soanes
The following article suggests the factory "stood where Woldholme Avenue is now"
http://www.driffieldtoday.co.uk/news/lo ... n-1-821508
Ian

Re: Jam Factory in Great Driffield

Posted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 7:12 pm
by Peter6
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

Re: Jam Factory in Great Driffield

Posted: Sun Sep 21, 2014 7:07 pm
by grinwolf
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?