Friday 30 October 2009 9.39am
Just a little info about your location, but I don't think will help much as it doesn't go back far enough. For about 25 years until his retirement in 1976, my father worked at the Sainsbury's factory in Stamford Street
. A couple of years before his retirement there were rumours of the factory transferring its operation to Basingstoke. Whether or not this ever happened I have no idea, but I cannot imagine the old factory still being there. I haven't been to that part of Blackfriars for over 40 years, and it was an ancient building back then. Perhaps your flat is on the old factory site? To the left of the factory, on the other side of what I seem to remember was a small park, was the staff canteen. It was a very spacious building as you can imagine, as the factory employed many staff. Every year the company held a Christmas party for the children of their employees in that canteen building. If you, or anyone else, has any info as to the fate of the factory, or the canteen building, I would be pleased to hear it.