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When is the factory fortnight shutdown??

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nappyaddict Mon 04-Aug-08 13:31:38

Me and my mum are debating this. She thinks it is always the last week of july, first week of august and I think it varies depending on where you live.

Iklboo Mon 04-Aug-08 13:33:19

Do they still do this? Blardy hell - last place I nkew of did this last week in July, first week in August but I think it depends where you live so that the whole of UK manufacturing isn't shut down at once. If we still have any that is

cmotdibbler Mon 04-Aug-08 13:42:26

When my dad worked at British Leyland it was always the first two weeks of July - so nicely outside school holidays. Thus we never got to spend any of our summer holidays with him.

nappyaddict Mon 04-Aug-08 13:43:29

I think they always coincide with school holidays now although I could be wrong about that.

onepieceoflollipop Mon 04-Aug-08 13:47:15

In parts of the Midlands it is the first full two weeks of the school holidays - mainly car industry (historically anyway, not so much now). Usually works out to be the last 2 weeks in July.

I also heard a colleague recently describe the middle two weeks of August as "the main" 2 holiday weeks.

Elkat Wed 06-Aug-08 10:35:37

Where I am, the local car plant is the last week of july / first week of august. That is the tradition around here. Don't know about anywhere else though

Elkat Wed 06-Aug-08 10:36:37

Oh and I have just ordered a new bookcase, and the company that makes them (pinetum) also shuts down for this fortnight too.

FoghornLeghorn Wed 06-Aug-08 10:42:06

DH is a courier and was told it's this week and next.

islandofsodor Wed 06-Aug-08 21:43:28

Potters fortnight was always last week of June/first week of July.

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