It is with sadness we have to announce the death of another of our ex colleagues. Graham died a few days ago, in the early hours of his 89th birthday.

He came to Gloucester from South Wales with two more lads to commence an apprenticeship at F & P. That was on February 7th 1949. Others in that intake were Ted Williams, John Davis, Larry Jackson and Roy Bullock.

Later on Graham earned a reputation  as an extremely skilled fitter, respected by all who knew him, always willing to help and encourage others around him.

He was, in all respects, a real gentleman.

Details of his Funeral Service will be published as soon as they become available.

UPDATE AND CORRECTIONS. Graham’s Funeral  Service will take place at St Margaret Church, Church Lane, Waddon (GL4 0UE} at 12 noon on Friday Dec 17th. There is no parking at the Church. The only place available is in a layby near a garage. It is then a 15 minutes walk on to the Church.

There are Stagecoach buses from Gloucester Hub Bay E to Stroud via Whiteshill, route No 63 which stop at Wynstone School. You may then walk  down the lane to the Church. Present information is that buses depart Glos on the hour and half hour.

There is a Wake afterwards at Fagins, formerly the Four Mile House. If you wish to attend please contact  Graham’s son, jeff, at email: –  by Tuesday 14th.

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  • Graham(Taffy) was a great guy. I served my apprenticeship at Fielding’s from 1974 and left in 1983.
    Taffy mentored me and others and the skills I have in Mechanical engineering are down to him.
    As Chippy said he was a very skilled fitter, he always helped and shaped me.
    Those skills have seen me through my working career.
    He will be sadly missed by many.
    R.I.P Taffy, my dear friend.

    Ed: Thanks for your tribute, Ivan. A very special colleague who will be sadly missed. John B

    By Ivan Adams (10/01/2022)
  • I knew Graham, mind you, he’ll always be remembered as Taffy by me, and I’m sure anyone else that knew him too. I’d had the pleasure of working with him in my later years at F&P, he was a very skilled fitter, a knowledgeable and hard-working man and I admired him for that. He, his wife Maureen and their granddaughter Leanne visited us a few years back, and it was great to be able to have a good old chat about years gone by, over a cup of tea and a piece of cake, a wonderful afternoon. R.I.P Taffy, time to fold away the drawings, put the tools into your tool box, time to rest now.

    Ed: Graham, thank you for providing a very nice appreciation of a much-loved colleague whom we all knew as Taffy. John B

    By Graham 'Chippy' Aston (05/12/2021)

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