Roy Stoves - Turner

Roy tells us about his time at Fieldings where he specialised as a turner on the lathes in the light machine shop.

Roy's memories of his apprenticeship.
Roy's memories of his apprenticeship.
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Working in the Light Machine Shop.
Working in the Light Machine Shop.
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A turners job and characters worked with.
A turners job and characters worked with.
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Social events, the locality and company products.
Social events, the locality and company products.
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Roy Stoves - Turner

Roy Stoves started his apprenticeship at Fielding and Platt in 1977. By this time the Fieldings Craft School was training apprentices from other local engineering works as well as the five lads from Fieldings, so Roy befriended apprentices from other companies.

Roy tells us about some of the pieces of equipment he made in the craft school, which he still uses to this day.

Like many of us, Roy remembers his time at the company fondly. He tells us about some of the characters he worked with, when he had to hide from the foreman (who caught him anyway) and one time when a colleague was getting married, how he was chained to a tree, with a ball and chain on his ankle to make sure he could not escape!

Roy left Fieldings in the 1980’s, when the Light Machine Shop was closed, but he has continued as a turner at other local factories since then.

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