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By mbarber  |  Posted: April 17, 2014

The company's original site on Poole Quay

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A company which played a large role in shaping the economy of Poole as we know it today, is asking people to come forward with their memories as it prepares to celebrate its 100th anniversary.

In 1914, Percy and Sidney Hall founded Hamworthy Engineering Company Ltd on Poole Quay.

In 1954, the company moved to what was known as Fleets Corner, now Fleetsbridge.

During 1988 the rapid expansion of Hamworthy Engineering resulted in the company taking a fresh look at its diverse operations, which, although using related engineering skills, were each meeting different needs for different industries.

From the original divisions came new subsidiaries, each one registered as a Limited company in its own right and the company known as Hamworthy Heating was born.

Bob Walsh, technical director at Hamworthy Heating, said: “Tracing our company history gives us a fascinating insight into the part it has played in shaping our local community, and in turn, how the local community has shaped the path of our business. We would be delighted if people could share their memories of the firm’s past with us, as our company’s role in the local community is extremely important to us.”

Hamworthy Heating hopes to use the memories collected to create a special exhibition panel of the Hamworthy firm’s past. To submit memories, please call Ellie Cowley at Liz Lean PR on 01202 701828 or email ellie.cowley@lizleanpr.co.uk before Wednesday 30 April.

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