Banging out ceremony marks BAE Chadderton closure
A banging out ceremony, which saw employees and ex-workers hammering out a tribute with tools on the fences and lamp posts, has marked the closure of an engineering plant in Oldham.
BAE Systems in Chadderton opened in 1939 as Avro Headquarters, which produced one of the most well-known wartime bombers, the Lancaster.
It once employed about 11,000 people but has been closed after being declared "no longer viable".
Former employee Tracey Rodgers said the ceremony was "a tradition that we did when people left".
02 Mar 2012
- From the section Manchester