Meridian was best known for its underwear and knitwear and employed thousands of workers at its sites in Nottingham, Kirkby and Mansfield
The firm produced for the wholesale trade using the Meridian, Maid Marian and Robin Hood trademarks, supplying major retail names such as Marks & Spencer and Littlewoods.
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The new Kirkby factory in the 70s.
The Mansfield factory in full swing.
The Meridian Factory in an old chapel - do you remember this?
The opening of the new Meridian factory in Kirkby in 1973 - did you work there?