Stuart Harrold

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Stuart Harrold

F & P and me!

By Stuart Harrold

I joined Fielding & Platt as an apprentice in 1960 when I was 16 years old.  I did my initial training in the Craft School under Bert Ravenhill and Gerald Williams. I finalised in the electrical drawing office under Ken Hudson and worked with Brian Billingham, Roger Beard, Tony Clarke, Godfrey Boddenham and Mike. In between, I did time in the Light Machine Shop, Hyd.1 Fitting Shop, the Fabrication Shop and the Electrical Shop. At various times I worked on sites including the Birds 1172 ton 'Iron Shark' Shear and the Yorkshire Imperial Metals 3500 ton Extrusion Press.

I left F & P in 1967 and went to work at Rank Xerox, Mitcheldean.  I have great memories of my time at Fieldings!

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This page was added by Stuart Harrold on 25/05/2016.