A quick one here while I prepare another post – this was inspired by Peter ‘Pedro’ Cutler who spotted a different article mentioning the same firm in the British Newspaper Archive – Barbright USAM who were based on Lichfield Road in Brownhills, just near to Castings.
I have no idea what happened to the company, but they were one of those names you heard a lot and recognised as a local business and employer, like Crabtree, Carver and Co., Geometry International, Castings, Binks Bullows or Edward Rose.
They appear to have been in the building now occupied by skip fabrication company GF Fabrications, who have since fitted red cladding to the building.
I’m hoping this may bring back memories for a few folk, and perhaps of other workplaces that have slipped into the past locally.
What do you remember, or did you work at Barbright? What happened to them? If you can help, please do: Comment here, mail me on BorwnhillsBob at Googlemail dot com or pull me to onside on social media.
Thanks to Peter Cutler for reminding me of a name I’d not heard in decades!