The Metal Box building was an imposing part of Mansfield's landscape until it was mostly demolished. All that remains now is the clock tower.
The Metal Box building was an imposing part of Mansfield's landscape until it was mostly demolished. All that remains now is the clock tower.

17 fantastic photos of Mansfield's Metal Box from the 60s and 70s

Mansfield’s Metal Box was a huge employer for the town for well over a century, creating metal tins for all manner of things such as Quality Street chocolate and well-known whiskey brands.

Friday, 19th March 2021, 10:50 pm

The factory originally dates back to 1839 when Robert Barringer took over a mustard mill in rock valley before a merger in the 1930s created the Metal Box name we have all become so familiar with.

Metal Box employed thousands of Nottinghamshire residents over the years until production eventually ceased in 2010.

We have trawled the archives and unearthed this series of pictures from the 60s and 70s of parties and events at the factory in its heyday.

Have a look through and see if you can spot any familiar faces.

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