Fielding and Platt in World War II

Here you can listen to memories and see pictures of what Fielding and Platt was like during the Second World War.

We will be adding information on the Fielding and Platt Home Guard, the presses the company exported during the war, as well as memories and photographs of what it was like to work there between 1939-45.

If you remember the company in wartime and would like to contribute to the site then please leave us a message on the message board or email us at fieldingandplatthistory@gmail.com


Page link: Arthur Williams
Arthur Williams
Apprentice Machinist and Centre Lathe Turner, 6 December 1938 - 28 October 1949
Page link: Edith May Williams (nee Willey)
Edith May Williams (nee Willey)
Wartime lathe operator in the Light Machine Shop, 1942-
Page link: Employees told to carry gas masks at work
Employees told to carry gas masks at work
How Jack Fielding's kindness convinced Dennis Norman to carry his gas mask
Page link: Fielding's female workers during World War II
Fielding's female workers during World War II
Can you name anyone in the photograph or do you have memories of them?
Page link: Forces Newsletter 1957
Forces Newsletter 1957
Letters from Employees to Fielding colleagues during their National Service.
Page link: Les Wheeler
Les Wheeler
Memories of WW2
Page link: Photographs of presses from 1941
Photographs of presses from 1941
Machines used in wartime production
Page link: Six female wartime workers and
Six female wartime workers and "Harold"?
Taken at Fielding's, 1945?
Page link: The Fielding float at Gloucester Carnival, 1942
The Fielding float at Gloucester Carnival, 1942
Daphne Collier recalls being on the float that encouraged workers to join
Page link: Walter Organ
Walter Organ
Memories of the clothing, rationing, air-raids, and more
Category link: Fielding and Platt Home Guard
Fielding and Platt Home Guard
Photographs and memories of Fielding's Home Guard