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Mansfield Metalbox Watercolour Painting

Posted by Olly March 27th, 2015

Had a submission from a really talented local artist; I am a local Artist and I have a oil painting of the Metal Box factory. I painted this picture just as it was being demolished and made a few quick watercolours on the scene that lead to this picture. The painting is on canvas measuring […]

Brilliant video of Mansfield Metalbox from Mansfield Museum

Posted by Olly October 13th, 2014

The Royal Visit and More!

Posted by Olly September 24th, 2013

A big thanks to David Hughes who has sent us this lovely little bit of history about the Mansfield Metalbox site, right back to when it was Barringers, Wallace and Manners – so a couple of years ago! My Grandpa, Leslie Wass, worked at Metal Box for 39 years (from the Barringers, Wallace and Manners […]

Metalbox during WW1 and WW2

Posted by Olly January 11th, 2013

We had an email from s0meone interested in what the old metalbox site was used for during the 2 world wars, i got my contact to do some reasearch and this is what she found; Hello Lorna Thank you for visiting the Mansfield Metalbox site – we hope you liked it. As regards your comment […]

Old Metalbox Books

Posted by Olly March 15th, 2011

We’ve had another email from one of our regular visitors, and he has kindly sent in some pictures of old Metalbox Book covers Well, they don’t look like the books in my memory, but here are a couple of photos that my sister has taken for me of some MetalBox related books. Hopefully I’ll be […]

Rare Beatles Tray?

Posted by Olly March 4th, 2011

We’ve had a comment from a visitor that i felt would benefit from going on here as a main article – can you help? Just stumbled on this website while Googling for Worcester Ware. I spent a few months at Rock Valley during my student Apprenticeship, so I knew there had been some such production. […]

Fond Memories of Metalbox

Posted by Olly February 28th, 2011

I thought i’d post this as a blog entry as its a really nice insight into ancient metalbox I only just found out today that MetalBox was being knocked down from my wife. My dad worked in the tool room from 1980 when it was on the ground floor in the main building until about […]

Ariel Shot of the Demolition of the Mansfield Crown/Metalbox Site!

Posted by Olly February 15th, 2011

I just received this in my inbox – shows how big the site is, and how much of it still stands! It also shows the damage caused to the top of the clock tower – looters stole the lead cladding and the metal from the clock mechanism during the night – its really sad to […]

Add Your Views!!

Posted by Olly October 4th, 2010

This news post is for anyone who used to work at metalbox to comment and tell their stories. Many Many Many residents of mansfield worked there, and even people in the surrounding areas… If you have pictures, stories or anything to share from the former Mansfield Metalbox/Crown/CMB site then please do! Click Here to Comment! […]

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Website Started!

Posted by Olly June 2nd, 2010