Apprenticeship in Hydraulic Engineering brochure
This introductory brochure dates, I would imagine, from the mid 1960s. I remember a lot of the faces and most of their names.
Some names that are not on the pictures are Colin Eagles in the ambulance room with Nurse Edwards (on page 11).
In the lecture room pictures the ones I can see are, Jeff Wood, Keith Hale, Malcom Pobjoy, Malcom Popejoy, Chris Swan, Ken Mattock, Tony Parsloe and, I think, Richard Bennett.
On the page 12, with pictures from the Training Department and the Fitting Shops, I can see (in the Training Dept.) on the left-hand side operating the old Herbert capstan lathes Graham Coughlin, instructor Gerald Williams and ? , Wayne Roberts?, Dave Hamblett?, the instructor Bert Ravenhill and Jon Swift?. On the right-hand side is John Leyfield operating a horizontal boring machine.
In the Fitting Shop pictures (on the right of page 12), (1) is Mark Hodges at the controls of an extrusion press but I’m not sure about the others in the picture. (2) is George Meredith on the far side of the baler. I seem to remember the faces of the other two but unfortunately can’t put names to them.
I hope anyone reading this will be able to correct me if I am wrong about any of the names I have mentioned.