GERALD WILLIAMS Apprentice Training School Instructor.

By John Davis

Gerald and his wife recently visited Gloucester from their home in Germany. Gerald brought with him some slides of pictures he had taken in the Training School where he had been an instructor. How many apprentices of those far off days  of the nineteen sixties remember Gerald?

If you were one , or if you  remember operating any of these machines, then please share your memories, by clicking on the words in grey below  ‘Add a comment about this page’

Click on the hyperlink to  see some photographs of apprentice groups featuring Gerald. 

 

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This page was added by John Davis on 25/07/2017.
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Hi Gerald, I hope you get to read this, the photos really bring back memories.

One incident I seem to recall during our 1963 intake, was when someone (I really can't remember who) had not tightened up the chuck on a centre lathe and when he started it up, the rotating chuck leapt off of the lathe and tried to get to the far end of the shop!

I am sure you will remember many incidents like this.

I don't know if you listen to any of the interviews on the 'People' section of the website, but a comment that we get without fail from all we interview, is that the training and experience gained at Fieldings set us all up for the rest of our careers. This certainly applies to me. You and Bert, were strict, but fair and we all benefitted from it.

Thanks Gerald

Alistair Adams.

 

By ALISTAIR ADAMS
On 08/08/2017

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