Apprentice intake 1954

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Back row (Standing L-R)

Ray Collier; Norman Bidmead; ? ; ? ; Gerald Moore; ? ; Dennis Baker.

Front row (Sitting L-R)

Tony Blunt; Bert Ravenhill; Mark Phillips; Harold Shenton; Ken Allen.

Can you help us identify the remaining people in the photo? Or perhaps you are in the photo and remember what it was like to be part of this apprentice intake? If so, please leave a comment below.

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  • Thank you Dennis. I’m glad that seeing the photo brings back some good memories!

    It’s interesting that both you and Norman went to Fieldings from the Crypt School – did the school encourage you to go for the apprenticeships?

    I bet you have some good stories about your apprenticeship at Fieldings too…?!

    By Ollie Taylor (14/12/2012)
  • Thanks for your comment Alan. Without it we’d have never been able to identify Dennis and date the photo accurately!

    I take it that you didn’t follow Dennis to Fielding’s yourself? I wonder, though, if you can remember whether any other lads in your school went to Fielding’s and what sort of things they said about the prospect of doing so when you left in 1954?!

    By Ollie Taylor (13/12/2012)
  • Glad to have been recognised! Some other names… On the back row, Ray Collier is on the left hand side and Gerald Moore is third from the right hand side. On the front row, Tony Blunt is on the left hand side.

    Norman Bidmead was also from the Crypt School. Brings back some good memories.

    By Denis Baker (13/12/2012)
  • Back row on the right hand side is Dennis Baker. We lived in the same road and left the Crypt School in Spring 1954.

    By Alan Snarey (07/12/2012)

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