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