A book on Fielding & Platt?

Who would buy a copy?

Over the course of the project, many people asked if we were going to produce a book on Fielding & Platt. Unfortunately we were not able to do this in the time we had for the project, but we still hope it may be possible in the future. In the meantime, thank you for all your messages of support for the idea.

If you would subscribe to buy a copy, then please say so by adding a comment at the bottom of this page.


What would the book include?

The book would be a history of the company told through the material held at Gloucestershire Archives and the living memories of those who worked for the company. It would be beautifully illustrated with previously unpublished maps and photographs held in the Fielding and Platt collection at Gloucestershire Archives.

If there is something that you would like to see specifically in such a book then please add what you’d like to see in a comment below.

How much would the book cost?

The book would cost between £12.99 and £14.99.

Comments about this page

  • YES! I would certainly buy at least one copy of a book on the history of Fielding & Platt. An important part of Gloucester history.

    Ed: Godfrey, many thanks for posting your comment. As you can see this page was created in 2013 when the project was still in its infancy and over the last 7 years a tremendous amount of work has been done to develop and expand the website, so I think you may have to rely on the information available from the website for the foreseeable future. John B

    By Godfrey Bellingham (31/03/2021)
  • I would certainly buy the book.

    By Dave Budrey (30/01/2017)
  • Thanks to all for your interest. We don’t have anyone as yet able to work on the book but will keep you updated on any progress.

    By Julie Courtenay (14/09/2016)
  • Ready for the book whenever the book is ready

    By ROY HURCOMBE (09/09/2016)
  • I would love to buy a book when available.

    By Bob Jackson (22/11/2015)
  • Absolutely.

    By Jim Rigby (31/07/2015)
  • I would definitely be interested in buying the book, need to ship to Canada though.

    By Peter Serjeant (08/03/2015)
  • I would definitely buy one. It should include all machines manufactured, the sales team involved, the design team and the manufacturing team of the time.

    Herbert Hindle

    By Herbert Hindle C.Eng (04/01/2015)
  • Please can you add my name to the list of people expressing a wish to purchase a copy of this book, thanks Pete.

    By Pete Charlton (04/03/2014)
  • I’d certainly buy a couple – one for each of two children who are direct descendants on the Fielding side, through my wife. Best of luck.

    By Malcolm Bacchus (21/01/2014)
  • Must have one. Please put me on the list

    By John Davis (14/01/2014)
  • Hi Ollie, please add Dulcie and myself for a copy!

    By ALISTAIR ADAMS (12/01/2014)
  • Would be interested in a book

    By Stephen Watson (10/01/2014)
  • Thanks Gwyn, will keep you updated on the book! In the meantime, please do share your memories of your’s and your brothers’ time at Fielding’s on the site, either by clicking on the grey words “Add a comment about this page” at the bottom of the appropriate Apprentice Intake pages or by adding a page to the site yourself. The page http://www.fieldingandplatthistory.org.uk/addyourmemories will help get you started! Cheers Ollie

    By Ollie Taylor (15/10/2013)
  • Hi Ollie, I was an apprentice at Fielding’s (1965 intake) as were my elder brothers, twins Harold and Ralph (1958 intake) so I would certainly buy such a book.

    By Gwyn Morgan (28/09/2013)
  • Thanks Fran – watch this space for news about the book project! In the meantime, please do share any family memories or photos of your great-grandfather on the site.

    By Ollie Taylor (07/09/2013)
  • I would be interested in a book about Fielding and Platt – Frank James Platt was my great-grandfather.

    By Fran G (27/08/2013)
  • Thanks Kerry! It’s lovely to hear that the display on Fielding and Platt at the Quays gets people talking and reminiscing – please do share any of things that people are saying here, or on our page on the display here:


    Have you learnt anything from the display too?

    By Ollie Taylor (02/08/2013)
  • Hi there Ollie, if you do end up writing a book I would love to have a copy. As I work at the Gloucester Quays, I’m always hearing bits and bobs from customers about what they have learnt and the older customers reminiscing too!

    By Kerry Lewis (30/07/2013)
  • Thanks Alan, I’ll let you know if the book project goes ahead! p.s. thank you for the photos – that last few weeks have been ridiculously busy but will get them published v soon!

    By Ollie Taylor (21/04/2013)
  • Yes Ollie, I would love a copy of this book when it is printed…thank you

    By Alan Jay (10/04/2013)
  • Thanks John, memories of the night shifts should certainly be included both on this site and in the book. We don’t have many memories of the shift so it’d be great if you could share some of your memories of it John – the atmosphere, characters, routines, and anything unique to the night shifts. You can do so by adding a page to the site yourself. To find out how visit: http://www.fieldingandplatthistory.org.uk/addyourmemories .

    By Ollie Taylor (30/03/2013)
  • Thanks Anne, will certainly keep you informed about the book!

    By Ollie Taylor (30/03/2013)
  • Thanks Audrey, the Platt side of the story is important too and one that we’d definitely include in the book!

    By Ollie Taylor (30/03/2013)
  • Hi Ollie, please do a book on Fielding & Platt. It is part of Gloucester’s history & one of the Platts was a writer, we should remember their Family History too.

    By Audrey Meredith (27/03/2013)
  • Dear Ollie, I would be very interested in purchasing this book, if it was to be published. Please keep me informed of any development. Thanks, Anne Martin

    By Anne Martin (24/03/2013)
  • I will gladly buy a copy of said book. I spent over ten years on permanent night shift so I hope some of this probably forgotten shift will be remembered. My address is 222 St. Oswald’s Village, Gloucester, GL1 2UG.

    By John Cole (23/03/2013)
  • Yes, I would buy a copy especially if there were photos of three throw pumps during the war years – I believe I am on some of them.

    By John Smith (20/03/2013)
  • Hi Ollie, I would be interested in buying a book. Thanks, Tim

    By tim lodge (18/03/2013)
  • Thanks Tim, you’re the first on the list! I hope that enough people express a wish for the book in writing so that we can turn it into a reality. Please spread the word about this and encourage people to get in touch if they’d like to see a Fielding book go to press!

    By Ollie Taylor (18/03/2013)
  • Hi Ollie, Please add my name to the list of people interested in buying a book about Fielding & Platt. I’m sure it would make for wonderful reading! Best regards, Chippy Aston

    By Graham Aston (18/03/2013)
  • Thanks Chippy! If we can show that enough people would buy a copy then the publisher may go ahead with the venture – so please spread the word and get people to express their support here!

    By Ollie Taylor (18/03/2013)

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