WIGGIN STREET

Home Page

 

14th December 2014

 

Wiggin Street 1968

 

16th November 2013

Photograph courtesy of Roy Edwards and Leslie While

 

2nd March 2010

Henry Wiggins was situated in Wiggin Street Ladywood and was there long before the 2nd World War. It was a delightful place to work and they looked after their workers very well.


I worked there from 1956 when I came out of the army until they moved to Hereford in the 1960s. My father-in-law worked there from about 1940 until he retired in 1961.


You were right they were nickel smelters, but they did a lot more than that. On site was a casting bay, a rolling mill and a wire drawing department.


Wiggin Street went from Icknield Port Road to Northbrook Street and Wiggins occupied the whole of one side. During the war Wiggin Street was bombed but Wiggins was untouched. They did a lot of pioneer work on the jet engines and also work for the atomic energy authority; in fact the work carried out was many and varied. All nickel scrap was returned to Wiggins and reprocessed.

 
Alan Sorrell

Wiggin Street early 1930's

Photograph courtesy of Peter Crouch

Wiggin Street early 1960's

Photograph courtesy of Peter Crouch

 

Wiggin Street looking towards Icknield Port Road, 2007

Wiggin Street 2008

Photograph courtesy of Peter Crouch

 

Wiggin Street 1969

Photograph courtesy of Peter Crouch

Wiggin Street early 1950's

Photograph courtesy of Peter Crouch

Wiggin Street looking towards Northbrook Street, 2007

Wiggin Street looking towards Northbrook Street, 2007

Wiggin Street looking towards Northbrook Street, 2007

 

BACK TO TOP