Apprentice intake 1961

Courtesy of Bob Gough

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Back row (standing L-R)

Bob Gough; John Powell; Bob Mumford; Terry Wathen; Reg Foy; M Brownrigg ; ? ; Barry Oliver; John Bryant; John Knight; Doug Lawson; ? ; ? .

Front row (sitting L-R)

Richard Evans; Doug Davies; John Bancroft; Terry Wheeler; John Mason; Gerry Williams; Bert Ravenhill; Geoffrey Morton; Harold Shenton; Dave Lee; Dave Clark; Dave Tyrell; Robin Poulton [from the foundry?] ; Martin Blakeley.

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.

Comments about this page

  • Hi Bob! Thanks for adding the names, we are slowly completing the year! I am pleased you also mentioned John Mason. He was also a very good friend of mine and it was a sad loss to everyone who knew him when he was killed on his motorbike.  John B

    By John Bancroft (13/03/2014)
  • Hello Ollie….. Just been looking at our 1961 intake photo and remembered it was Dave Tyrrell, 3rd from right in front and I think it was Robin Poulton next to him. Also I remember fondly John Mason who got me interested in motor bike trials, who once took me to and around a motorbike scramble course near Worcester where his brother was riding at, as a pillion on his then 250cc BSA road bike, very hairy over the bumps and jumps. John was a very keen and very good rider, sadly he was killed in a motorcycle accident early in his apprenticeship. I also remember riding pillion with John Powell on his Velocette along with John Mason and other mates.

    By Bob Gough (12/03/2014)

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