Official unveiling of historic blue plaques at Gloucester Quays

Friday 7 March 2014, 2.00pm-5.00pm

Two former Fielding staff, Cllr. Colin Organ and Brian Mince, unwrap one of the plaques

On Friday 7 March 2014, two historic blue plaques commemorating the site of Fielding and Platt’s Atlas Works one of Gloucester’s pioneering engineering firms were unveiled at Gloucester Quays Designer Outlet by two former employees.

Thanks to Gloucester City Council, Gloucester Historic Buildings Ltd, and Gloucester Quays, the blue plaques commemorate the heritage of the site and ensure that it will not be forgotten by future generations.

The unveiling ceremony occurred at 2.00pm on Friday 7 March in the Gloucester Quays Designer Outlet.  

After the unveiling there was a celebration for all former Fielding and Platt employees in the Phillip’s Suite in the North Warehouse at Gloucester Docks between 3.00-5.00pm.

“Fielding and Platt launched the careers of hundreds of engineers from Gloucester.  It is a company dear to the hearts of many in the city and beyond.  Former employees and visitors to the Quays will now be able to see that the legacy of the company is not forgotten.” – Ollie Taylor

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  • Hi Ollie!  It’s great to hear that the blue plaque is going to be be put up soon. I unfortunately will not be able to attend as I will be away on that day. I will certainly come and see it as soon as possible though. I would be very grateful if you could pass on my best regards to anyone who remembers me and I hope the day goes well for everyone involved. Chippy Aston.

    By Graham Aston (26/02/2014)

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