Alfred Critchley

My grandfather was Alfred Critchley.

He was born in 1898, saw service in WW1 in 1916, and after the war all I know is he worked all of his life at Fieldings and Platt retiring at 65 with a gold wrist watch presented to him from the company.

Photographs of Alfred were sent into the website by his great grandson, Neil Critchley.  The photographs were all taken at Fielding & Platt in the 60s/70s, and Alfred is the gentleman wearing a flat cap in the majority of the photographs.

Does anyone remember Alfred?  If you do, please leave a message below.  Alternatively if you can provide a scanned image of Alfred, please do so by creating a new page.

Comments about this page

  • I am Alf’s granddaughter and sister of Chris and Kate. Alf was like a father to us when we lost our beloved father, Wally. We would walk for some miles regularly to be with Nanny and Grampy, who were both wonderful to us all. Many memories of Christmas with them, having a good knees up!
    Grampy was the most caring and kind man, and was probably adored by all who met him.
    It was so lovely to see all of the fabulous photographs of him, working in the place that he loved for so many years, thank you.
    Ed: Pauline, thank you for adding another nice note to complement the one supplied by your sister Chris! John B

    By Pauline Martin (04/06/2021)
  • I am Alf’s granddaughter. He was a hugely loved, wonderful, gentle man who adored his time at your company. He was a born engineer and loved to tinker with mechanical bits in his garden shed. As children we watched, utterly fascinated by him! I have many happy memories of helping him tidy his innumerable tobacco tins full of nuts ,bolts, screws etc, etc. It was a mini Fielding’s!! Thank you
    (and Neil) for such a heartwarming record of our beloved Grampy.

    Ed: Chris, many thanks for sharing your memories of Alf with us. He must have been very special to all his family as well as his workmates! John B

    By Mrs C. Wilson (31/05/2021)

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