John Seddon

Memories of an engineering apprentice in the late 1970s

John Seddon started his working life as an apprentice at Fielding and Platt in 1977 aged 17. He joined the company straight from school after expressing an interest in engineering and was taught the basics at the purpose-built training centre at the Atlas Works.

Here in this selection of clips, John explains how he got the job, recalls what the docks and social scene were like at the time, and talks about some of the more memorable times he had at the firm.

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John introduces himself and explains how he started at Fielding and Platt
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Here, John recalls a typical day as an apprentice
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In this clip, John talks about the legendary Fielding and Platt canteen
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Recollections of the docks area and the local pubs at the time of John's apprenticeship
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Here, John remembers the sports and social scene at the firm
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Tales of some of the pranks and tricks the workers would play on each other

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