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aerial photograph of Mirrlees Blackstone / MAN Diesel and Turbo factory site Hazel Grove Stockport . The photograph was taken in 2008 and the factory has now been demolished and the site redevolped as a new housing estate.The firm was originaly established on the site in 1908 as the Mirrlees Watson Engineering Company. At its peak in the 1950's the site emloyed 2000 people manufacturing diesel engines of all sizes right up to ships power units.The Company was taken over by MAN in 2000 and closed in 2006.
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