THE BRADFORD WOOL TRADE
In 1967, I was 19.
I worked for the Bradford based firm of J G Fielder (Haulage) Ltd and at that time, Bradford, being the centre of the UK ‘Wool Universe’, a major part of Fielder’s business was bringing Australian, New Zealand, South African and South American wool, from the northern ports of Hull & Liverpool to be processed for the Bradford wool firms..
At Fielders, we had the monopoly of that trade and my job was to co ordinate between the importers, our port offices and the head office transport section
In November 1967, one of our major importers Anselme Dewavrin Fils Limited, notified me that they had a shipment of Australian wool due ‘IN A CONTAINER’ on Blue Star Lines ‘Empire Star’
This wasn’t the first time we had handles a ‘CONTAINER’, ...Read More