A POOLE company is appealing for residents’ memories of the business since it started 100 years ago.

Hamworthy Heating, the national commercial boiler manufacturer based in Fleetsbridge, will be celebrating its centenary this June and is calling for members of the public to come forward with their photos and memories about the business.

The company, which was founded on Poole Quay in 1914, now employs more than 100 staff and generates a turnover of around £25million.

Bob Walsh, technical director at Hamworthy Heating, said: “Tracing our company history gives us a fascinating insight into the part it has played in shaping our local community, and in turn, how the local community has shaped the path of our business.”

He added: “We would be delighted if people could share their memories of the firm’s past with us, as our company’s role in the local community is extremely important to us.”

Hamworthy Heating hopes to use the memories collected to create a special exhibition panel of the company’s history.

The closing date for people’s memories is tomorrow and they should be given to Ellie Cowley at Liz Lean PR, phone 01202 701828, email ellie.cowley@lizleanpr.co.