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Offline richson

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News from the Factory
« on: 21 Aug 2008 at 20:15 »
Maybe old news by now, but recent story in Bristol Evening Post for those not local . . .



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Re: News from the Factory
« Reply #1 on: 22 Aug 2008 at 06:26 »
Well done "Richson".Its good to see this excellent piece of P.R. from Bristol. This newspaper was most helpful in assisting me with my Aero Engine Book research, by publishing some notes in their Past Times column. It attracted
responses from gentlemen who had worked at Douglas ,even pre-war, with first-hand experience of the Works.
Its strange that this article has not been featured in the "New Conrod".
Cheers
Brian

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Re: News from the Factory
« Reply #2 on: 28 Aug 2008 at 23:25 »
Hi Brian, glad to hear BUP have been of help. They have a huge archive of local knowledge. There are still loads of old timers around here that have interesting stories to tell - I find this out often when I park up in a pub - they just see the bike and it's "when I were a lad . . . " My Gf worked in the factory in the 30/s40s but got hauled off to Birkenhead to build liberty ships in the war. Apparently visits from the forces people took a regular cull from a lot of industries at that time. My father also worked at the plant in the 50s, but a similar thing (National Service) took him off to the Navy. Niether are around today to tell the tale though, but I find it fascinating to hear from those who still are.

Cheers,

Neil