Steve Redburn

Stephen Edward Redburn (1952 – 2021)

Steve Redburn was born in Barton, Lancashire on 25th April 1952.  On leaving school he joined the Company as a Trainee Weighing Machine Mechanic at the Northern Depot on 16th September 1968, and remained with the business the whole of his working life.

Steve moved to Haverhill and joined the Scale Shop in mid November 1974, and married his wife Pauline two weeks later on 30th November in Salford.

Their daughter was born in 1977, and Steve & Pauline returned to the Northern Depot, he as a service engineer, in 1978. Their son was born in Salford in 1980.

When the company separated its Retail and Industrial businesses in 1997, Steve chose to join the Industrial Division, working on the industrial weighing and labelling machines such as indexers and OCM’s. Steve was an accomplished engineer and was in his element visiting customers. His core strength was with weighing platforms, there was not one engineer meeting where he would not recount his recent activities on Platform scales. He was highly respected by his customers and always tried to achieve 100% customer satisfaction.

The Herbert Industrial business was sold in 2010, and as a result Steve left the Herbert Group at that point. His service continued with HPSL and then transferred to Sureservice Ltd. After much deliberation he retired in April 2017 after completing over 48 years continuous service.

Steve was a huge fan of Warrington Wolves Rugby League Club, and is pictured wearing his beloved supporters shirt in the second photograph. Steve was often to be seen at the Halliwell Jones Stadium cheering on ‘The Wire’, an abbreviation of ‘Wirepullers’, the name given to the club in its early years referring to the major industry of the town.

Steve was diagnosed with leukaemia in November 2020, and died in March 2021 with his family at his bedside.

Steve Redburn
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