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The Baron

master brummie
Wow, just came across a Parsons Tyburn Road staff photo posted by The Baron. I'm the 1 next to Jogi by the steps. Great to see faces from 30+years ago. I left Parsons to take up a position with Ashanti Goldfields in Ghana then I moved to Takoradi also in Ghana to run a limestone factory. I presently run a specialised chemicals company and a small hotel, check out africabeachhotel.com.
Bob Baldry
Hi Bob, I posted that photo under my username ( The Baron ) I hope you and DI remember me Keith Jenney Mining Projects under Viv Horder.
Are you no Facebook?
Nice to hear your doing well.
 

bobbaldry

New Member
Hi Bob, I posted that photo under my username ( The Baron ) I hope you and DI remember me Keith Jenney Mining Projects under Viv Horder.
Are you no Facebook?
Nice to hear your doing well.
Surely I remember you Keith, I look back on the RPD period as the good ol' days. I also remember applying for a job in RPD: the boss was Bruno Adler and I asked for GBP1000 (presumably per annum), he laughed like a baboon and told me that I'm only worth GBP950! During my time at Ashanti Goldfields I used to meet up with Chapman's lot, Outside Services, when they came to service the mine hoists. No, I'm not facebook man but you'll find my kids Robbie, Michelle and Chris on it. Di returned to the UK in the late 90s. Do you ever hear of Alan Firth, Kurt Wright, Len Moore, Jim James?
 

The Villan 1956

proper brummie kid
Hi @Bob
Surely I remember you Keith, I look back on the RPD period as the good ol' days. I also remember applying for a job in RPD: the boss was Bruno Adler and I asked for GBP1000 (presumably per annum), he laughed like a baboon and told me that I'm only worth GBP950! During my time at Ashanti Goldfields I used to meet up with Chapman's lot, Outside Services, when they came to service the mine hoists. No, I'm not facebook man but you'll find my kids Robbie, Michelle and Chris on it. Di returned to the UK in the late 90s. Do you ever hear of Alan Firth, Kurt Wright, Len Moore, Jim James?
Hi Bob
I have only just found this. I no longer live in Birmingham. I worked as a commercial trainee for soem year from 1960. I did training in the cost office, Transformer Division, Rectifier Division and the Plastics division.
When GEC started to sell of the units, I worked in the Rectifier Division as the boss of the Costing department and then moved to Witton Moulded Plastics at the bottom end of Electric Avenue. They eventaully moved to the Rectifier site and they were eventually sold to Guinnes Plastics. I worked for both of them before moving up to Scotland to work for a plastics manufacturer.
The Magnet Club was brilliant. I played Football, cricket, snooker and darts as well as badmington. I stopped playing foorball due to a football injury where I lost part of my sight.
It was great at lunchtime, becuase you could go up there to have a meal at very cheap prices. You don't get that anymore. Mondays were always the worst if Villa lost. :) Is The Barron still alive?

Baldrey
 

The Villan 1956

proper brummie kid
Worked on the same floor as Terry Doidge When we were with PARSONS PEEBLES I was with Projects dept & Terry Parsons Accounts Great Guy & Happy days.
OMG. I did a bit of work in the wages department as a commercial trainee in the the mid 60's. I remeber the name of the boss. I also think I remeber the guy called Rooke. If my memeory serves me right his first name was Harold. I had an interview a few year later to work in the Accounts department for Parsons, but I decide to work in the Accounts department for Witton Moulded Plastics, at the end of Electic Avenue.
 

The Villan 1956

proper brummie kid
Hi , Rupert, Imay have some place in the darker reaches of my loft but how to find them well thats it!
The main admin frontage is listed and still stand proud at the top of the main drive,but Witton Kramer (are Nigel Steeley) and switchworks, domestic supply dept, and all those many fond memories gone alas,
If IAM DOWN that way I may take photo of the MAGNET Club.But some one will have to tell me how to upload it onto this site?
Regards ASTON 0
Ha ha I used to run up and down the central stairs in th emain admin. Th esargent with the posh hat on alwys used to catch me and tell me off. Can't remeber his name anymore.
 
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