All posts tagged "BICC"

  • Firefighters Tackle Prescot Fire for 17 Hours

    Firefighters worked through the night to extinguish a fire on the former BI site in Prescot last Friday night (23 January). Mersey Fire and Rescue Service arrived at the wasteground between Manchester Road and Hall Lane at about...

    • Posted January 27, 2015
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  • Home Bargains Prescot Set for Move to Bigger Premises

    Home Bargains are planning a £5-million move out of Prescot town centre in hopes of building a new, bigger store on the edge of the town. The Liverpool-based company, owned by retail chain TJ Morris, say they...

    • Posted February 5, 2014
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  • BI General Office (Reprint from Dec 1920)

    Stephen Nulty, of the excellent Prescot Roll of Honour website, has transcribed this article from the December 1920 edition of Link, the magazine of the British Insulated Wire Company (BI). Pictured are the BI General Office (top) and...

    • Posted August 15, 2013
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  • Prescot from the Air: Vintage Photos

    Prescot vintage photo and postcard collector Alec Wallace has kindly given Prescot Online permission to reproduce some of his collection online. Here are six stunning aerial views of our historic Lancashire town. The first three photographs were...

    • Posted July 4, 2013
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  • Abandoned Cables Factory Becomes Urban Artists’ Playground

    A group of freerunners from Liverpool turned an abandoned Prescot factory into a makeshift obstacle course and captured their stunts – and a piece of local history – on film. Professional freerunners Urban Artists practise Parkour –...

    • Posted June 26, 2013
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  • Photos of the BICC, Prescot, in Its Heyday

    Prescot Online reader David Butterworth has shared a fascinating album of photos from the old BICC. Head over to Facebook to see the full set.

    • Posted May 21, 2013
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  • Lib Dem Activist Opposes Prescot Waste Site

    Carl Cashman, well known for his local activism on behalf of Whiston and Prescot, sends me this item from the latest edition of Prescot Focus: CARL CASHMAN SLAMS LABOUR IN WASTE SITE UPDATE FOR PRESCOT RESIDENTS Lib...

    • Posted March 23, 2012
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  • More on Carr Lane, Prescot, Waste Site & Housing Development

    Yesterday, I reported that a commercial and industrial waste facility will be built at the old Pirelli/Prysmian/BICC Cables site on Carr Lane, Prescot. There is also talk of a housing development on the adjacent or surrounding land, and...

    • Posted January 31, 2012
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  • Commercial Waste Site for Carr Lane, Prescot, Gets Go-Ahead

    The former BICC (Pirelli) Rod Rollers site on Carr Lane, Prescot, will be transformed into a “recycling and recovery site for commercial, industrial and construction waste.” The photo (via Google Maps) highlights the site. Knowsley Metropolitan Borough...

    • Posted January 30, 2012
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