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Lucas Engineering School Great Hampton Street

KJSScott

master brummie
I joined the LES in September 1969, this was then regarded as one of the best apprentice schools in the country.
It was in the oldest part of GHSt next to the factory. though we had no direct contact with the factory other than using the works canteen at morning break and lunchtime.
I served the last 2 years of my apprenticeship in the A3 Toolroom at GHS and worked at GHS a further 20 years as a Shop Floor Supevisor until it was closed around 1992 and we moved to Ladywood.
Happy days
 
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mike-g

Guest
Just for you KJSScott - my old blazor badge. 1955 - 1961
 
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Clitheroekid

Guest
Re: Lucas Engineering School at Ghost

I am proud to have worn one of those wire badges on my Barathea blazer.
Good quality blazer, great badge, and the best engineering apprenticeship in the land.

I was at Burnley. Same colour badge as the one posted.
Only ever knew one lad from Birmingham.
Brian Kingett. Wonder where he is now.
 

Jackie Hill

Gone but not forgotten. R.I.P.
Hi Mike-g

Could you send me a copy of the badge photo to put on the site


And if you or KJSScott have any other photos I dont have many of GHS

Clitheroekid
Im hoping to add the Burnley factory to the site, so if you have any photos for the site I would be only to pleased to put them on

Jackie
 

Jackie Hill

Gone but not forgotten. R.I.P.
Hi All Lucalites

Anybody wishing to send in photo's or memories to be added to the site please either go on to the site
www.lucasmemories.co.uk and click on the contact button or email me at
[email protected]

There are I'm sure many people out there who have photo's to add

Although the factory you worked at may not be on the site at the moment I'm doing my best to add as many factories as I have photos and info on and hope to cover all and even do a folder on factories abroad if I can get photo's

Jackie
 

Jackie Hill

Gone but not forgotten. R.I.P.
Lucas Email

I have received an Email from John and Margaret Smith can anybody help

Wal Smith was my dad, I'm his youngest son John, and would like to contact anyone who worked with him at Formans Road or Shaftmoor Lane, Lucas was his life, I remember so much, he was my hero, a man of high standards, not many left these days

If anyone can help John will they please get in touch

Jackie
 

lencops

gone but not forgotten
Hi Jackie, Can Walter Smith`s son supply any more info ie did he work in B3-4 or 5 and what was his job, Len asking you know i will do my best :):biggrin:.
 

lencops

gone but not forgotten
I went to several training weeks at GHS`st, my memory is the Paternoster lift in the entrance it just went around without stopping you stepped on quickly & carefully!, those visitors who had not experianced one before needed encouragement to step on and go up!!.
 
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jonnynil

Guest
I went to the engineering school during its second period at GtHSt, previously it was on College Road. All the apprentices had to help out when it relocated to GtHS. I have fond memories of these times and recall having to perform 5BX (?) exercises most mornings. I was at the school between 82 and 85 i think. The Manager was Mr Trevethick and the instructors i remember were Mr Ruby, Kingham, James, Callaghan (who's dad was mush callaghan and played for the villa. Great times.
 

Jackie Hill

Gone but not forgotten. R.I.P.
Lucas Oil Cans

Hi

I have had an email about Lucas Oil Cans

There are collects, who although they collect Oil Cans would like to know more about them, where about they where made, which factory???

Is there anybody who has any info on Lucas Oil Cans they could share with us

I'm starting a new gallery Lucas Product, so if there is anybody out there that has photo's of any of the Lucas product, I would be very glad to here from you

Jackie
 
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mike-g

Guest
Are products made for or used as give away adverts any use to you?
 

Jackie Hill

Gone but not forgotten. R.I.P.
Hi Mike-G


Yes anything to do with Lucas


Lucas made many things Metal Plates, Pots and Pans, Spanners I'm interested in anything that was conected with Lucas

Lucas presented people with a range of different artical the main thing being they was presented by Lucas

Jackie
 

Jackie Hill

Gone but not forgotten. R.I.P.
Lucas Products

Hi All

I have just launched onto the site a Gallery on Lucas Oil Cans

Just go to the home page, on the left hand side is a box marked Products


Let me know what you think

www.lucasmemories.co.uk


Jackie
 

Jackie Hill

Gone but not forgotten. R.I.P.
WE have just launch a video on the Lucas website

The video was made in the 1950s to help recruit apprentices


Pop on the site and check it out, you will find it on the menu bar on the left hand side

www.lucasmemories.co.uk
 

Jackie Hill

Gone but not forgotten. R.I.P.
I have just received an email from John Davis


I was probably one of the last Apprentices to go through the training school, I started in 1983 and was involved in moving the school from College Road to GHS

Instructors were

Teddy Kingham
John Benton
Peter Ruby
Mr Callagan
Mr Trevethick

We did all sorts of activities, raft races, night maoeuvres in Sutton Park
They were great days and it's a shame they have all gone

Great to get in touch with any one else from those days

If you knew John and would like to get in touch, please email me on the email address below

[email protected]
 

Dragger Barry

Dragger Barry
Nice picture of "the badge". I joined LES Brum in August 1967 and still have the jacket and badge - the jacket has fallen to bits but the badge is A1! LES names to track down from my year are: Ian Baillie, Brian Jolly, Gary Povey (Curly-Wee), Pete Bywater, Bob Mills (from a packet of Scratchings to Regency Windows), Nobby Harris, Gary Mills, Loz Hardy and "Reg" Hudson. db
 
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mike-g

Guest
Sir Bertram Wearing and school leaders 1957 My brother Eric ( school captain ) sitting on lh side of Wearing
 
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Jackie Hill

Gone but not forgotten. R.I.P.
Hi Mike

Can I use the photo on the websit Please

I'm going to do a gallery of the fireservice which will feature a lot of, is it your Dad, when I have loaded it I will let you know and if you would have a look through it and put me right

Jackie
 
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ALAN WHITE

Guest
I was at the L.E.S 1960-2 my best mate there was Roger Thomas, if anybody knows where he is now perhaps you could let me know, I had a spell at Marston Green and then finally at the main toolroom at Formans Road, it was a great apprenticeship.
 
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ALAN WHITE

Guest
Mike G, I think the picture you have posted was later than 1957, I remember your brother Eric, we were at Formans Road together, he gave me a lift with all my tools when I left the company in 1966, it was sometime later that I learned that Eric had died, it was a very sad time for me, he was a great bloke.
 
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