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Old 11-05-2014, 13:55   #31
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Re: Howard & Bullough Toolroom 1940-1946

I was in the Tool Room around 1966-67 as an apprentice. George Crawshaw was the foreman. I also spent time in Planning and tool design around 1971-73 before leaving Platts. I remember Joe Rayner as head of planning and Ronnie Webster as a manager of something? A few other other name ring a bell but can't place a face to the names.
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Old 11-05-2014, 17:08   #32
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Anyone remember Jim Ward who lived on Ormerod Street?
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Old 12-05-2014, 11:13   #33
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Hello Ken, I left Platts in July 1970 and came to Canada. Living in Cambridge now. A few names from Tool Design, Ken Hindle, Bill Ruane, John Watterson, Mick Grimshaw. A good bunch.
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Old 12-05-2014, 19:29   #34
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Hi Jas

Small world! I have been in the electricity business since I arrived in Toronto in 1981. I am guessing you may have joined Babcocks? Bullougs and Platts were a great engineering experience.

I remember Bill (lived Rawtenstall way) Mike and John.

Couple more names: Dave Slipper (survived stoke while he was there) and Jack Parr.

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Old 18-07-2015, 08:17   #35
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Hi.
I am new to this site.
Does anyone know if Edward Harrison from Emma Street ever worked at H.B.
Thank you for your time
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Old 20-07-2015, 09:42   #36
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My Grandfather Albert (Dick) Swain worked at H&B from approx. 1910 until his retirement in approx. 1950. He was the manager of the moulding dept.
He originated from Birmingham and came to Accrington because of his experience in moulding cast steel as opposed to cast iron.
I seem to remember he had a big send off at the then Ritz Ballroom.
He passed away in 1958 at the age of 78 and had lived at 1, Belfield Rd. for most of the time.

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Old 29-09-2015, 22:54   #37
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Hi Sheila,
My father was a time served engineer at H&B , and left in 1936 to go to Leyland Motors...He was born in 1912, sadly died in 1959, and I remember some of the names I see on here....I was born in Leyland in 1939 and moved to Accrington in 2006...dads Name, ( Frederick Francis Dilworth...)
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Old 31-07-2017, 03:41   #38
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I remember a don mackey who worked in a joiners shop in rishton in the late eighties,used to do a few hours in a morning 3 days a week.he was not long retired a real character.just wondering could this be your dad
Bit late getting back to you but yes it was my Dad. He's been gone a few years now and so has Mum. He loved that little job he had with you, gutted when he was laid off.
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Hello Ken, I left Platts in July 1970 and came to Canada. Living in Cambridge now. A few names from Tool Design, Ken Hindle, Bill Ruane, John Watterson, Mick Grimshaw. A good bunch.
Was at Tech same class as John Watterson he lived on Thorneyholme Rd back then, He will be 70 now if its the same one? dunno what became of him, aint seen him since Moby Dick was a tadpole, was a good lad though.
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Old 26-03-2018, 20:03   #40
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Got to be the same John Watterson. He is about the same age as me. He came into the drawing office from the Tool Room and I think he was doing his T2 or T3 up Sandy Lane. We had some good laughs.
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Old 27-03-2018, 11:58   #41
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Wattie's still with us
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Good to hear
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Old 13-05-2018, 03:43   #43
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Remember Wattie very well at H&B and around town. I recall he was a friend of Steve Coulson who lived on Bold Street.
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