The Warehouse was where the Newman Brothers’ finished products were packed and stored ready for dispatch. The company prided itself on the quality of its packaging. In the Warehouse today, we can see a wide range of products in various stages of packing. First they were carefully wrapped in brown paper, then put into cardboard boxes, often with brightly coloured labels, colour coded for quality and product type.
The workers in the Warehouse, mainly women, were amongst the poorest paid in the factory. Nevertheless, many of them, such as Dolly Dunsby, the Warehouse Manager, were strong characters.
Goods for dispatch would be taken down to the Post Room on the ground floor by means of a hand-operated hoist. The hoist is quite possibly an original feature of the factory and is still in full working order. The hoist mechanism can be seen in the Shroud Room above.
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