Mercers Transport , Northrop Fire 1982

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  • the paper was stored for Bowater Scott, large rolls.
    Yes Mercer Transport and Storage were operating from that building at that time. Jeffery Francis Mercer
    Not sure what happened to him, but I used to work there.

    By christine ashworth (18/08/2018)
  • The building was being used for storage at the time and had a lot of paper products stored at the time. The new cars were taken out of the building a week before the fire. They were new fords for Cowies and new volvos for Hindle and Walker dealerships.

    By Steve shaw (12/11/2016)
  • Ah right never knew that Howard i remember as a kid there was lots of brand new cars in Northrop
    Brian EzPosse Ravenscroft

    By Brian Ravenscroft (25/05/2014)
  • Jeffrey Mercer moved his haulage business into the Darwen Paper Mill (DPM) sometime after the fire.
    Howard Green

    By Howard Green (25/05/2014)
  • Not 100% but I am sure it was paper or cloth.
    Matt Shaw

    By Matt Shaw (25/05/2014)
  • Matt ….. What was the building being use for at the time of the fire?
    Howard Green

    By Howard Green (25/05/2014)
  • Some said it was Howard others said it was a spark that went through the floor.
    Matt Shaw

    By Matt Shaw (25/05/2014)
  • Was it arson?
    Howard Green

    By Howard Green (25/05/2014)
  • Yes looks about right, I was a small 6 year old back then.
    Matt Shaw

    By Matt Shaw (25/05/2014)
  • Well where i am on that pic Matt its pretty much behind me that path that leads to the church
    Brian EzPosse Ravenscroft

    By Brian Ravenscroft (25/05/2014)
  • I was sat on the wall next to the path going up to St Stephens church.

    Matt Shaw

    By Matt Shaw (25/05/2014)
  • * Sandra Riley Remember it well

    By Sandra Riley (25/05/2014)

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