Andrew Jones Pies: Shop now open for business
Apr 16 2009 by Joanne Douglas, Huddersfield Daily Examiner
SHOPPERS showed their support as the first Andrew Jones shop opened its doors since last week’s explosion.
The Brighouse shop opened yesterday and it was the first time shoppers had been able to back the Huddersfield-based company since the devastating gas explosion on Good Friday.
Yesterday assistant Ruth Carter welcomed customers back in to the Bethel Street shop.
Sales manager Graham Easby said he hoped the Marsh shop would re-open on Monday.
The company’s pie-making factory on Old Leeds Road was rocked by an explosion last week which killed one worker and seriously injured another.
Both the Brighouse and the Marsh shop had been closed since the tragedy.
Mr Easby said: “The shop has opened for the first time since the accident and we’ll also be starting sausage production at premises behind the shop.”
Staff at Andrew Jones Pies are looking to move production to two other sites after the explosion.
Mr Easby added: “We’re hopeful of moving into the Bakehouse in Brighouse and Queen’s Mill in Lockwood. Full production should be a few weeks away.”
The explosion killed father-of-two Dave Cole, 37, from Halifax (pictured). Marcus Cartwright, 24, of Crosland Moor was badly injured in the blast.