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Radiation Gas Fires Thimblemill Lane Aston

Keith m

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Been reading the various messages. The controls company was Howletts and later became T I gas controls. John Walklate worked for them in the development and we met again at cannons years later. Can't remember the name of the technical director who was an ex SAS man in the war
 

mdf

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Having worked at Radiation Gas Fires I was looking through the internet to see if there was much written about it. This was one of a very few sites that mentions the firm. I attached a letter about my time there which may be of interest to others. It was an eventful 4 years that I worked there.
 

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Paul4876

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Having worked at Radiation Gas Fires I was looking through the internet to see if there was much written about it. This was one of a very few sites that mentions the firm. I attached a letter about my time there which may be of interest to others. It was an eventful 4 years that I worked there.
Hi. I worked at Radiation Gas Fires (NWGH) in the Computer Dept on the top floor of the Thimble Mill Lane office from 1975-1977. Remember Garth Griffiths and Joy. Lovely place to work, nice social club too.
 

mdf

New Member
I have four Radiation works magazines dating to 1966, 1968, 1970 and 1979 with lots of photos. I can share them with you on Facebook messenger if you would like. I worked there myself from 1965 until it closed down with just one year out.
Hi, my name is Mike Fage, I would be very interested in seeing the works magazines, especially the photos. Can you post them?
 

Malcolm50

New Member
Radiation Gas Fires was my first employer and I read with great interest the letter by mdf and other postings. I am forever grateful to Aileen Rotheram (Personnel Manager) and Eric Imison(FD) for giving me a chance in 1968 as a commercial apprentice/trainee accountant. As part of my training I worked in all areas of the business and therefore the names mentioned are nearly all familiar. Having done the rounds for my first year I ended up in the Cost Office under Harry Workman and Alan Smith. Other people I worked with included Dave Hipkiss, Gerry Ashforth and Alan Davis.
I was promoted to supervisor of the Accounts section and then on qualifying in 1973 was made Cost Accountant at M Howletts (Radiation Gas Controls) when Harry Wass was the MD.
I too have kept a copy somewhere of the Essex Works magazine (the one with my picture in!) and will attempt to find it.
Odd memories are of playing snooker in the social club, staff dances at Penns Hall, going round the factory with the wages on a Friday afternoon and believe it or not the toilet situation with various categories of toilet depending on your position in the company as follows: works, weekly staff, monthly staff, management and directors.
 

Elmdon Boy

master brummie
Malcolm I was an engineeering drawing office apprentice at Radiation Gas Fires from 1967 to 1972 , under John Bushell.
I also did the Friday afternoon wages run for the extra 50 P. See my past posts. I wonder if i remember you.
 
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