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HOOVER PARTIES

Postby Botanic Squirrel » Fri Nov 08, 2013 11:48 am

My Uncle Jim worked at the Hoover factory in Cambuslang and I remember going to the Christmas parties there when I was wee. This would have been in the 1970s. I know EdBoyle has some 40s pics of Hoover parties on his site but I wondered if anyone here has pics from the 70s, just so I can try to spot myself!

:)

Oh, and here's a flickr site with lots of pics of the Cambuslang factory.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/dickyhart/ ... 029249100/
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Re: HOOVER PARTIES

Postby Tamo » Wed Nov 13, 2013 5:07 pm

So, you mean Hoover's Christmas parties? At first ah thought ye meant parties like Anne Summers lingerie parties, wi people daein unspeakable things wi Hoover hoses. :)
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Re: HOOVER PARTIES

Postby johnboy » Thu Nov 14, 2013 2:23 pm

Tamo wrote:So, you mean Hoover's Christmas parties? At first ah thought ye meant parties like Anne Summers lingerie parties, wi people daein unspeakable things wi Hoover hoses. :)


Nothing sux like an electralux....... :D :D
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Re: HOOVER PARTIES

Postby Botanic Squirrel » Sat Nov 16, 2013 11:15 am

Honestly... :oops:

They had factory parties for all the little kids.I'm sure I won a Batmobile in a raffle one year. I vaguely remember a rubbish magician as well. Happy days. :)
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Re: HOOVER PARTIES

Postby banjo » Sat Nov 16, 2013 4:55 pm

yip,we used to go one each year in the ballroom at eglinton cross[name escapes me].my dad worked as a telephone engineer at the time.the goodyear social club still does the kids parties even though the factory is long gone.
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Re: HOOVER PARTIES

Postby PaulK » Sun Nov 17, 2013 12:34 am

Slightly off topic but I used to go to a Christmas party every year in HMS Graham, the RNVR HQ in Whitefield Road, Ibrox. They had a pirates cave where you could have a goblet of "blood" and a lucky dip hidden in a barrel of straw.
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Re: HOOVER PARTIES

Postby stevienoo01 » Sun Nov 17, 2013 10:03 pm

i went to one at glasgow airport when i was wee :)
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Re: HOOVER PARTIES

Postby Mustangpaul » Mon Jan 30, 2017 9:53 pm

I'm trying to track down a relative by the name of Neil Frame, he worked at the Hoover factory in the late 60's and may have left in the very early 70's.

If you have relatives that may have worked at Hoover around that time or you may have been there yourself, I'd appreciate it if you could get in contact with me.

Many Thanks in advance.

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Re: HOOVER PARTIES

Postby robertpool » Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:16 pm

here is a brand new, in the box Hoover iron l bought for £2 at a car boot sale in 2009 :-) It was so good l never used it it, it's now just part of my Glasgow Collection :-)

https://flic.kr/p/76Vb8d
check out my Glasgow collection at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/robertpool/sets/
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