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Varley FMC, Ferry Lane, Brentford

Brenda Bostock (nee Mortlock) had provided two photos from her working days at Varley FMC (Food Machinery and Chemical Corporation), Ferry Lane, with some names included. See more of her memories and photos.
Four young women walking through the factory gates
The first shows Brenda and three work friends leaving the factory around 1957/1958. Note the full skirts, just below knee length, and smart shoes.

Jacquleine Wills (nee Beard) wrote in August 2012 with two more names: from left to right:
Maureen Hodge, Brenda Bostock (nee Mortlock), Brenda Petch and Jacqueline Wills (nee Beard)
She adds Maureen Hodge and Brenda Petch have since passed on.

The second was taken at a works Xmas do around 1957. Wendy Todd (nee Biggs) adds 'I think the pub we were in for the Christmas Party was just at the top of Ferry Lane, the Watermans Arms. I expect they named the Watermans Art Centre after it.'

Jolly, well-wrapped up group, inside a pub

Published August 2010; updated August 2012