Free fridge for best Lec recollections

MEMORIES frozen in time could win a fridge from the firm forever linked to Bognor Regis.

The current owner of Lec – Glen Dimplex Home Appliances – has offered the appliance as a prize in a competition to mark the brand’s 70th anniversary.

Sime Darby, which owns the site where the fridge freezer factory stood until last year, has decided to award the model T5309W combi fridge freezer to the winner of the most interesting story or reflection of their experience with Lec in its buildings on Shripney Road.

Entries should be posted to Sime Darby London Ltd, Widdowson House, Shripney Road, Bognor Regis PO22 9NG or emailed through the www.simedarby.co.uk website. And the closing date is June 20.

The prize was donated during a recent exhibition about the history of Lec in Bognor at the town’s museum.

The six-day display was a great success, with many ex-employees went along to share their recollections.

Some donated items, and they included a cut-away compressor used for training. Others wrote down their memories.

The exhibition featured photographs of the Lec factory in full production, and a time-lapse video showing the site being cleared for a new Sainsbury’s store.

All the items will be left with the West Street museum as the start of a Lec archive.