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I wonder if he worked in the same shop as my uncle George, his name was George Jelf he was there as a tool maker
And political carerer , he died last year at the ripe old age of 99 years old and he was shortly short of three months of reaching 100 years old
He would have received his telegram from the queen ,he would have known your father for certain,
Best wishes Astonian,,,,,,,
I don't know why I started at J. Lucas on Shaftsmoor Lane because I had always been an outdoor type of person, I still am really. I started in BW3 working on heavy press machines. After a couple of weeks the foreman (Fred) stopped for a chat. He pointed out that he had noticed that I used a m/cycle to get to work and he asked if I ever did my own repairs. I said yes and I do a few jobs on cars as well. He then offered me a job as a setter operator on the hand press section, I said yes and I was put with a full setter for a few shifts then I worked alone. I would set the required tool in the press then start work as a press operator. I did not like it and was not there long.
My both grandparents worked at Lucas, shaftmoor lane, they met each other there and went on to get married.my late nan was called Joan ruane, and my grandad was called Barry turner, does anyone remember them ,I’m not to sure of the year they both worked there, I would be very grateful for any information as they were a big part of my life Many thanks Jamie
I started in BW3 in around 1967 grinding "pole pieces" then moved into BW4, my boss on the starter assembly [ I was a tool-setter ] was Mr Dennis Parkes.....a really great guy. Then I went tool-setting on Bliss Power Presses and eventually moved to Plastics Factory in Telford