The Drawing Office

Here you can hear reminiscence about The Drawing Office where the Draughtsmen and Tracers worked.

Draughtsmen were responsible for designing and making the drawings of the machines and parts. Their designs would be used by the Machine workshops or Pattern-making workshops. Tracers would make copies of the Draughtsmen's drawings onto blue linen paper for use and storage.

Page link: Bill Thomas
Bill Thomas
Head of the Drawing Office in the 1930s and 40s
Page link: Bob talks about the Spring Eye Rolling machine
Bob talks about the Spring Eye Rolling machine
He also mentions Bertie Gowen & Reggie Rowles
Page link: Dennis Norman
Dennis Norman
Drawing Office Apprentice 1937-1942
Page link: Frank Berry Fielding
Frank Berry Fielding
Memories of a kind-hearted draughtsman
Page link: General View of the Main Offices and Entrance
General View of the Main Offices and Entrance
Taken from the office gate, c.1959 & 1960
Page link: John Davis
John Davis
Apprentice Instructor to Draughtsman
Page link: Ken Daniell
Ken Daniell
Draughtsman, 1940-1983
Page link: Tennis Dance at Royal William Cranham, c 1960
Tennis Dance at Royal William Cranham, c 1960
Ken Daniell, Bob Madeley and Diane Miller at the dance
Page link: The Drawing Office in the 1930s
The Drawing Office in the 1930s
Dennis Norman recalls the room, its characters, and atmosphere
Category link: Herbert Hindle, C. Eng.
Herbert Hindle, C. Eng.
Design Office, 1956-