Ollie Taylor

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Page link: Staff Christmas Dinner
Staff Christmas Dinner
23rd December 1937
Page link: Derek Tidmarsh
Derek Tidmarsh
Memories of the Children's Christmas Parties, the "riverboat disco", and more...
Page link: Derek Tidmarsh
Derek Tidmarsh
Memories of his friendship with Brian Mince
Page link: Bev Minett-Smith shares further memories of Fielding & Platt
Bev Minett-Smith shares further memories of Fielding & Platt
Memories of Jack Fielding and the 1940s
Page link: John Davis and Brian Mince
John Davis and Brian Mince
Draughtsman and photographer share their memories and experiences of volunteering
Page link: Clarence Hack shares his memories of Fielding's
Clarence Hack shares his memories of Fielding's
The distinguished salesman on film
Page link: Ken Daniell shares his memories of Fielding's
Ken Daniell shares his memories of Fielding's
The distinguished draughtsman and Gloucester Rugby star
Page link: David Jones, Gerald Moore, and Bev Minett-Smith
David Jones, Gerald Moore, and Bev Minett-Smith
Two Fitters and a Draughtsman share their memories
Page link: An £800 Christmas Prize
An £800 Christmas Prize
Brian Mince recalls David Tucker winning the "200 Club" Prize
Page link: Brian Mince and John Davis remember Fielding's Christmases
Brian Mince and John Davis remember Fielding's Christmases
Transforming the canteen into a grotto, sherry, kissing, customs and more...
Page link: Egg and Spoon Race
Egg and Spoon Race
July 1954
Page link: Ladies at the employees' Christmas Dance, December 1953
Ladies at the employees' Christmas Dance, December 1953
Who do you recognise and what do you remember of the dances over the years?
Page link: Works' Open Day, c.1951
Works' Open Day, c.1951
A picture of the occasion where employees' families were given a tour of the Works
Page link: George Strauss, Labour Minister of Supply, visits the Works
George Strauss, Labour Minister of Supply, visits the Works
Pictured with Fielding's Staff, c.1950
Page link: Children's Christmas Tea Party, 1946
Children's Christmas Tea Party, 1946
Caroline Meek describes the photograph and the occasion
Page link: Two Granulators
Two Granulators
Installed at Green How, Pately Bridge, 1929
Page link: Early Gas Engine, c.1880s
Early Gas Engine, c.1880s
Disused Marble Quarry, Iona, Inner Hebrides
Page link: John Tranter
John Tranter
From Apprentice in 1941 to Electrical Engineer
Page link: Tennis Dance at Royal William Cranham, c 1960
Tennis Dance at Royal William Cranham, c 1960
Ken Daniell, Bob Madeley and Diane Miller at the dance
Page link: Skittles Night?
Skittles Night?
c.1950s?
Page link: Anne Martin recalls a
Anne Martin recalls a "surprise party" in the offices
Secretaries come together to celebrate a wedding
Page link: Race, 1950s
Race, 1950s
Fielding and Platt Sports' Day
Page link: Refreshments Tent
Refreshments Tent
And the ladies who provided them, Undated
Page link: Draughtsmen and Tracers
Draughtsmen and Tracers
Fielding and Platt Sports' Day, June 1948
Page link: Tracers and Steve Davis
Tracers and Steve Davis
Fielding and Platt Sports' Day, June 1947
Page link: Tug of War
Tug of War
The Winning Pull of the Drawing Office team, June 1947
Page link: Sack Race
Sack Race
June 1947
Page link: High Jump, c.1940s
High Jump, c.1940s
Ken Court, before the days of the Fosbury Flop!
Page link: Tony Ravenhill's 70th birthday celebrations
Tony Ravenhill's 70th birthday celebrations
Fielding friends travel half way round the world to reunite
Page link: Our end of project celebration on 27 September
Our end of project celebration on 27 September
All Fielding and Platt folk were very welcome
Page link: What do you think about the Fielding & Platt History project?
What do you think about the Fielding & Platt History project?
We need your views to evaluate the project by 1 September!
Page link: Lionel Longney remembers the Pattern-making Shop, 1945-1949
Lionel Longney remembers the Pattern-making Shop, 1945-1949
Memories of the "beautiful craft of pattern-making"
Page link: 'Dynapak' in Action
'Dynapak' in Action
This film shows the high energy rate forming 'Dynapak' machine in action
Page link: The Whessoe Story
The Whessoe Story
A film tracing the design and construction of the 4500 ton Hydraulic Press for Whessoe Limited
Page link: At Full Stretch
At Full Stretch
A film telling the story of the design, manufacture, and installation of the 3900 ton Stretcher that helped build Concorde
Page link: Cold Extrusion
Cold Extrusion
A filming showing an automatic hydraulic "Cold" Extrusion Press at work and explaining its operation
Page link: Counterblow
Counterblow
A film showing the manufacture, building, and working of the largest counterblow hammer to be installed in England
Page link: Hydraulically Pressed Concrete
Hydraulically Pressed Concrete
A film showing the three types of Fielding slab and kerb presses working in a Concrete Works
Page link: Hydrostatic Extrusion
Hydrostatic Extrusion
A film describing the work undertaken by the UK Atomic Energy Authority and Fielding's on Hydrostatic Extrusion
Page link: Iron Shark
Iron Shark
A film showing a 250 ton Double Cut Scrap Shear with conveyor feed at work in a scrapyard and more...
Page link: Paving the World
Paving the World
A short film showing the running of a Cyclic Single-Mould Slab Press and more...
Page link: The Fielding 12 inch Cube Baler
The Fielding 12 inch Cube Baler
A film showcasing the Cube Baler in a working scrap yard
Page link: The Pressing Problem of Scrap
The Pressing Problem of Scrap
A film showing many types of scrap metal Baling Presses working in scrapyards and steel works
Page link: Six female wartime workers and
Six female wartime workers and "Harold"?
Taken at Fielding's, 1945?
Page link: 50 Years of Atlas Rugby, 1926-1976
50 Years of Atlas Rugby, 1926-1976
A photograph of the 1976 celebration
Page link: Graham
Graham "Chippy" Aston
Apprentice 1964
Page link: Canteen meal tokens
Canteen meal tokens
Do you remember them and can you help us date them?
Page link: Staff in the canteen
Staff in the canteen
Who do you recognise and what do you remember of them?
Page link: The Tea Trolley
The Tea Trolley
What do you remember about it?
Page link: Canteen workers win a car!
Canteen workers win a car!
How a "Spot the Ball" competition left them in the money
Page link: Marion Iles
Marion Iles
From Catering Assistant to Cook, 1970-1983
Page link: Iris Richards
Iris Richards
From "veg prep" to canteen favourite, 1947-1983
Page link: Ted Marshall
Ted Marshall
Apprentice Machinist, 1924-1931, and star of Atlas Works and Gloucester Rugby
Page link: Southend United AFC 1927-1928
Southend United AFC 1927-1928
A team of Fielding and Platt apprentices
Page link: An Introduction to Fielding & Platt
An Introduction to Fielding & Platt
A film introducing the company, showing the many areas of the Works and people working there
Page link: Winners of the Inter-platoon Competition
Winners of the Inter-platoon Competition
Ken Daniell recalls why this "very efficient" unit won a cup
Page link: Edith May Williams (nee Willey)
Edith May Williams (nee Willey)
Wartime lathe operator in the Light Machine Shop, 1942-
Page link: Arthur Williams
Arthur Williams
Apprentice Machinist and Centre Lathe Turner, 6 December 1938 - 28 October 1949
Page link: Henry Arthur Williams
Henry Arthur Williams
Apprentice Moulder in the Foundry from 1897 and later company Gateman
Page link: Fielding's female workers during World War II
Fielding's female workers during World War II
Can you name anyone in the photograph or do you have memories of them?
Page link: Easter at Fielding and Platt
Easter at Fielding and Platt
What do you remember of Easter time at the company?
Page link: Brian Mince
Brian Mince
Industrial Photographer 1952-1974
Page link: John Davis
John Davis
From Apprentice in 1949 to Junior Apprentice Instructor in 1953
Page link: The smallest letter ever sent from the Atlas Works
The smallest letter ever sent from the Atlas Works
From "Jack" Fielding to his daughter Pippa, 16.1.1944
Page link: John Fielding brought to life once again!
John Fielding brought to life once again!
An early twentieth century Biofix flipbook
Page link: Samuel Fielding
Samuel Fielding
From farmer's son to foundry founder
Page link: A book on Fielding & Platt?
A book on Fielding & Platt?
Who would buy a copy?
Page link: Fielding and Platt Christmas Party 2012
Fielding and Platt Christmas Party 2012
Guests remember Christmas at the firm and give their thoughts about the event
Page link: George Jackson
George Jackson
Arthur Rigby recalls the Pipe Shop Foreman, a brilliant left-winger and "genius"
Page link: National Science and Engineering Week Events 2013
National Science and Engineering Week Events 2013
What did attendees think of our events?
Page link: Jack Fielding's drawings
Jack Fielding's drawings
The draughtsman in romantic mood
Page link: James Fielding's proposal of marriage to Harriet Berry
James Fielding's proposal of marriage to Harriet Berry
A letter written on Birmingham train station, 5 July 1868
Page link: Alistair and Dulcie Adams
Alistair and Dulcie Adams
A farewell drink which led to a date and marriage
Page link: Ron and Margaret Yardley
Ron and Margaret Yardley
Tied together in a three-legged race...
Page link: Daphne Collier
Daphne Collier
Miss Fielding and Platt's memories of the Boiler Yard, 1941-1945
Page link: How to add your memories to the site?
How to add your memories to the site?
Download and read Community Site's Quick Start Guide here
Page link: The Fielding float at Gloucester Carnival, 1942
The Fielding float at Gloucester Carnival, 1942
Daphne Collier recalls being on the float that encouraged workers to join
Page link: John Cook recalls a typical day in the Fitting Shop in the early 1950s
John Cook recalls a typical day in the Fitting Shop in the early 1950s
From drawings & plans, to fettling & fitting
Page link: Company timeline: 1870s
Company timeline: 1870s
Hydraulics, railway carriages, and steamboats
Page link: S. S. Sabrina
S. S. Sabrina
The steamboat built by Fielding and Platt, tendered in 1870 and launched in 1871
Page link: Ralph Hart Tweddell and the Portable Hydraulic Rivetter
Ralph Hart Tweddell and the Portable Hydraulic Rivetter
The introduction of hydraulics to the company in 1871
Page link: Maps of the Fielding and Platt Works and The Bristol Road, 1952
Maps of the Fielding and Platt Works and The Bristol Road, 1952
Taken from Goad Insurance Maps at Gloucestershire Archives
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"Fast right arm over the wicket"
The draughtsman John Fielding's sketch of a bowler
Page link: John Cook recalls the Heavy Machine Shop, 1948-55
John Cook recalls the Heavy Machine Shop, 1948-55
Memories of the crane drivers, their "slingers", the tea trolley and practical jokes
Page link: John Cook remembers the Light Machine Shop, c.1950
John Cook remembers the Light Machine Shop, c.1950
Setting, grinding, and why machinists had lumps of copper and lead in their tool boxes
Page link: John Cook
John Cook
Apprentice 1948/9-1955
Page link: Fielding's XV vs The Hobbledioys
Fielding's XV vs The Hobbledioys
An annual tradition at the end of each season
Page link: Pippa Edwards recalls Christmas at Fieldings as a child
Pippa Edwards recalls Christmas at Fieldings as a child
Christmas Parties and an important decision by Jack Fielding and the directors
Page link: Jack Fielding's daughter, Pippa, discusses her father's Christmas cards
Jack Fielding's daughter, Pippa, discusses her father's Christmas cards
Sketched by a draughtsman, printed by a photographer
Page link: BBC Great British Story Day
BBC Great British Story Day
Launching the project telling Gloucester's engineering history
Page link: Bill Thomas
Bill Thomas
Head of the Drawing Office in the 1930s and 40s
Page link: Christmas Party Organising Committee, c.1965
Christmas Party Organising Committee, c.1965
Who do you recognise in the photo and what do you remember of the Christmas parties?
Page link: Children's Christmas Party photogallery
Children's Christmas Party photogallery
Who do you recognise in the photos?
Page link: Jack Fielding's Christmas cards
Jack Fielding's Christmas cards
A photogallery of the draughtsman's annual drawings, 1930-1962
Page link: Fielding children's Christmas parties
Fielding children's Christmas parties
A festive company tradition
Page link: 500 ton Three-Mould Concrete Slab Press
500 ton Three-Mould Concrete Slab Press
Ordered by Adamant Stone, c.1891
Page link: Fielding Hydraulically Pressed Concrete
Fielding Hydraulically Pressed Concrete
A brochure from the 1950s
Page link: How Fielding's slab presses were different from the rest?
How Fielding's slab presses were different from the rest?
Al Adams explains and recalls the Hexagonal Slab Press made in the late 1960s
Page link: Frank Berry Fielding
Frank Berry Fielding
Memories of a kind-hearted draughtsman
Page link: The Drawing Office in the 1930s
The Drawing Office in the 1930s
Dennis Norman recalls the room, its characters, and atmosphere
Page link: Dennis Norman
Dennis Norman
Drawing Office Apprentice 1937-1942
Page link: Original Partnership Deed 1866
Original Partnership Deed 1866
Signed by Samuel Fielding and James Platt
Page link: Gordon Tozer
Gordon Tozer
Apprentice 1971-5
Page link: Employees told to carry gas masks at work
Employees told to carry gas masks at work
How Jack Fielding's kindness convinced Dennis Norman to carry his gas mask
Page link: Walter Organ remembers the garage and Jim Fielding's cars
Walter Organ remembers the garage and Jim Fielding's cars
Memories of a Bugatti and a very special Ford
Page link: Walter Organ
Walter Organ
Memories of the clothing, rationing, air-raids, and more
Page link: Walter Organ
Walter Organ
Memories of a distinguished Fitter: 1940-1982
Page link: Walter Organ
Walter Organ
Memories of installing the CEGEDUR press
Page link: Edward Platt
Edward Platt
Solicitor, novelist, goalkeeper
Page link: Francis
Francis "Frank" James Platt
Draughtsman, engineer, full-back
Page link: Arthur Fitton Fielding
Arthur Fitton Fielding
Club captain 1897-1900
Page link: John Price
John Price
One of Fielding and Platt's earliest employees in the late 1860s
Page link: John Turk
John Turk
Filing and photography departments, 1949-1951
Page link: Bert Ely
Bert Ely
From Apprentice in 1924 to Experimental Design Engineer in 1946
Page link: Photographs of presses from 1941
Photographs of presses from 1941
Machines used in wartime production
Page link: Stan Nash
Stan Nash
Apprentice pattern-maker 1934-1939
Page link: Fielding and Platt Memory Day
Fielding and Platt Memory Day
Visitors let us know what they thought of the day

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