I started work there in 1959. It was an amazing place, we had live groups there.
The ModernairesMary keelingTHOMAS HADDON and STOKES..DIGBETH ..factories
I worked there from 1956 until 1961 firstly as an office junior and then as telephonist.
I worked as a junior after leaving school in 1964 in till 1968 went into the typing pool and we used the first electronic typewriters in Brum called series sterling and decimal invoice estermaters they had golf balls instead of keys great times . I moved into the factory office my manager was Roger Scott. I met clive strong there who worked in development does any one know him today please
yes I worked there from 1962_ 78,bob allcock,ex apprentice,new all the somervilles,sadley recently met up with george and paul at alex,s funeral. until the lock down we,ex workers, have regular meet ups at the briar rose in bennetts hill.This is a photograph taken of Thomas Haddon & Stokes. The factory & offices were located in Digbeth. I thought I would share this photograph that my father kept from his time working there.
Did anyone else work there? And if so, did you know any of the Somervilles who worked there?
Hi Bob,yes I worked there from 1962_ 78,bob allcock,ex apprentice,new all the somervilles,sadley recently met up with george and paul at alex,s funeral. until the lock down we,ex workers, have regular meet ups at the briar rose in bennetts hill.
HI BOB, THANKS FOR YOUR REPLY,[ SPENT A COUPLE OF MONTHS AT SMALLS LEARNING ABOUT PRESS TOOLS.A FEW NAMES YOU MIGHT REMEMBER ,JOHN MONROE, KEITH NEWBURY, BILLY BRITTON. I DO REMEMBER TOM AND LlOYD ALTHOUGH JIM COCKROFT AND DAVID PLANT RAN APPRENTICE TRAINING IN MY TIME AND MY GOOD FRIEND BOB KAINE AFTER THEM. BEST DAYS OF MY LIFE . TAke care bob.Hi Bob,
I was an craft apprentice from 1966 to 1969, I did off the job training at Garretts Green and worked at W H Small, went to the Heath Street Training school for a while and was in maintenance at H&S. I still have my log book from the Training School signed by Tom Hobourn and complete with my first payslip net pay £3.18. 8. I remember your name as an ex apprentice but cannot put a face to the name, mind you it has been 54 years ago. I left in 1969 following a disagreement with David Lloyd on my future training. I was sad to go but it worked out ok in the end. regards Bob