Lovely to hear from you, Timmy may have spoken to you about his snooker partner for many years at the Barn Social Club!Hi Pedrocut.
Timmy Knight was my father, sadly he passed away in 2006.
He really made the most out of his retirement. In fact it was a miracle if you were able to catch him at home.
I remember taking him shopping to the Fox & Goose Shopping Centre, it used to take hours and hours and hours.
We had to stop and chat with so many people.
He knew every other person we walked past. All from the Met of course.
It made my day to see his name here, he would have absolutely loved this site.
Thanks for remembering him.
I worked with Eddie Warner on the setting out in the finishing shop late forties to middle fifties.
I was at the Metro Cammel Saltley from 1944 until 1955.
Eddie Warner was the Sawmill manager at Midland works when I was there 1973 to 1985.
He was a really nice chap, bud sadly he died I think around 1980. Bill Blackwell was the
Welfare Officer and Club Secretary for most of the time I was there.
The Sports and Social Club was sold to Banks' Brewery around 1985
I worked at the Metro Cammel Saltley in the finishing shop from 1944 until 1955. I worked with Frank Spink, Eddie Warner and Percy Jones on the setting-out benchDo you remember Norman Handley who worked at Metro Cammell Saltley late 50s/early 60s as a finisher on the coaches - in particular the Blue Pullman?
I worked on the setting out bench next door to the wood machine shop from 1944 to 1955Edit. One of the businesses that was merged to form Metro Cammell in the 1920s/30s was the Midland Railway Carriage and Wagon Co. A thread about this earlier company from 1853 is here:
I have memories of working at Metro-Cammell Saltley. I started my apprentiship as a wood machinist in 1951 anyone else have memories of this great place. I'll sort some photo's out and post them. Wonderful site. Albert Wayne
I think the man in the suit is Percy Jones who I worked with on the setting out bench early 1950 unti 1955
Yes, companies stopped caring about their employees from the 1970s onwards.Hi Viv,
Yes, this was certainly the Met Club viewed from the sports field.
When I was at Metropolitan Cammell, I kept the accounts for the
club, I also worked for a while behind the bar, and of course, the
kids loved the Christmas parties.
All gone, - but they were happy days