HAROLD EDWARDS Inspection Department 1941 - c.1981

Photo:Harold using Optical Alignment Equipment

Harold using Optical Alignment Equipment

Photo:5000Tons Extrusion Press

5000Tons Extrusion Press

Photo:175 Tons Flanging Press O/N 5157 for India Store

175 Tons Flanging Press O/N 5157 for India Store

Photo:3300 Tons Vertical Plate Bender for John Brown, with Joe Pinkney

3300 Tons Vertical Plate Bender for John Brown, with Joe Pinkney

Photo:Ray Gardiner and Peter Preece

Ray Gardiner and Peter Preece

Photo:The Maintenance 'Gang' from the left, ? ; Henry Savage; Dave Moore; Arthur Apperley; Norman Bidmead; Don Keyse; ? ; ? ; Monty Blunt (Foreman)

The Maintenance 'Gang' from the left, ? ; Henry Savage; Dave Moore; Arthur Apperley; Norman Bidmead; Don Keyse; ? ; ? ; Monty Blunt (Foreman)

By John Davis

Harold was born in Gloucester in November 1925. He attended Hatherley Road School and then The Junior Technical School in Brunswick Road. At the age of sixteen he started a five year Apprenticeship with the Company. He then joined the Inspection Department Staff and, as a result, apart from other duties within the factory,  travelled about quite a lot. He worked in factories, mainly those of car manufacturing companies, in France, Germany and Italy, carrying out the alignment of Fielding Presses and Ancillary Equipment. When the Company was taken over following financial difficulties and the workforce was being greatly reduced, Harold decided to leave. He speaks highly of this workforce, skilled, friendly and with a great sense of humour. Some photographs, which Harold donated, can be seen.

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