Does anyone have any memories of Kalamazoo? They made office equipment, and were based just outside Northfield. Also Druetts Film distributors.
sounds a great time...... do you remember anyone called Leonard Wicks working there?[/QUOTE
Hi Brummie Jayne.
Please excuse me i am new to this. I dont remember the name Leonard wicks i am always better with faces , there were so many
really nice people there. I have recently got to know two sisters at my art class who worked in the packing called Betty and
Millie, they worked there a lot longer than me.
My mate Mary Butler also worked there in the offices, and i can remember the blind man with his guide dog who i think worked on the switchboard.
I originally worked at Longbridge Laundry just over the bridge. they called a meeting to tell us that coming up to the christmas rush we all had
to work overtime till 8pm at night right up to christmas. Jobs were so easy to get then (early 1960's) so four of us went across to the Kalamazoo
in our dinner hour on the Friday,asked for a job and got one just like that. we went back to the laundry after dinner and gave our notice in and
started at the Kalamazoo the following monday. Eighteen months later i went to work for the GPO and worked on Birmingham telegrams where
i stayed, married a telegraph delivery lad and worked there until i had my first son.