A Tribute to the late
Alwyn Isherwood
Founder of

Alwyn  Isherwood  Ltd

This Tribute will be re-written as and when sufficient information becomes available

I hope that the final 'Tribute' will bring back many happy memories, though also, perhaps a few not so happy memories.  I sincerely hope that no one is offended in any way by any part of these web pages.
Please inform me of any corrections or parts that you would like changing or deleting.
Looking forward to hearing from many past employees of

Best wishes to ALL,     Melvin Ashton   17th November, 2001

Information  last updated 02/07/18

PROVISIONAL information courtesy of Andrew Taylor .....
For a future Barnsley Magazine publication.
PLEASE do not forward this to others.
Alwyn Isherwood Ltd  (new window - Word Document - slow to download)
Mel Ashton  (new window - Word Document - slow to download)

This is MY OWN recollection - please correct me and / or supply additional information
Updated Information to be coloured RED

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Origins: Westgate, Wakefield  -  started with 50.00 from Alwyn's Mother ??
Further Information Required
Branches /
Westgate - Shop & Service Department ? Late 1930's ?
George Street - Offices and Service Department
Shops: Bull Ring and Kirkgate (Ridings Side)
New Kirkgate shop (Regal Side) opened around 1955 / 56?
Leeds Shop - Lands Lane
& Roundhay Rd. Service Dept.
Barnsley Shop & Service Department 1959
Barnsley CRT Reconditioning Section

1959  to  1961

Sheffield Shop (Attercliffe Road ?) + Service Dept. 1961
Wombwell Shop  (awaiting info from Randy Bamford)  
South Elmsall Shop & Service Department
Huddersfield Shop (no Service Department ?)
Refrigeration Dept., Bridge Works, Wfd Rd., Stourton

These - and more - sections to be developed - Comments Please ?

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