BRIAN ROSE

Brian recalls his years at F&P from 1947, with some very amusing stories.

2) Directors tours and college.
2) Directors tours and college.
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3) Pumps, Boiler Yard, shunting engine, runaway bar.
3) Pumps, Boiler Yard, shunting engine, runaway bar.
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4) Sammy's Angels, press through roof, fainting apprentice.
4) Sammy's Angels, press through roof, fainting apprentice.
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5) Baptised in St Lukes, first aid, Pattern Store.
5) Baptised in St Lukes, first aid, Pattern Store.
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6) Sports and Festival of Britain train.
6) Sports and Festival of Britain train.
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7) F&P locality, pubs and shops.
7) F&P locality, pubs and shops.
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BRIAN ROSE

Brian Rose started his apprenticeship just after the end of World War 2 in 1947.

His stories are very interesting, especially for those who know the company.

The interviews here are quite extensive and fascinating. Brian obviously has a sense of humour, just listen to some of his stories!

In recording part 3, hear what the apprentices (was it Brian?) did when a railway engine shunted a large casting on a wagon, into the heavy machine shop. On another occasion a runaway length of five inch bar, demolished structures!

In part 4 Brian recalls having to run the gauntlet of “Sammy’s Angels” (the girls from Moreland’s Match factory) and what a young apprentice experienced in the F&P cellars, which made him faint!

In part 6, Brian remembers that Fieldings booked a train to take employees to the Festival of Britain Exhibition in 1951. Brian and John Mabbett had a ‘lift’ to the exhibition, courtesy of the Metropolitan Police. Something to do with the lions in Trafalgar Square!

If you remember Brian, or remember some of the things he mentions, please add a comment by clicking on the words ‘Add a comment about this page’ below.

 

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  • Brian played rugby for the Works team. I remember he took the goal kicks and would place the ball, take two steps back and score two points! Great kicker.

    By Jim Rigby (26/06/2015)

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