William "Bill" Lane

Shop Floor, c.1919-1926

William "Bill" Lane
Robert Lane

William, known as “Bill”, was Joe’s fourth son, born on 22 June 1905.

He was apprenticed in a “hands on” part of the factory, probably on the shop floor, c.1919-26.

Bill became General Manager at Gloucester Plating.

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  • I’m the grandson of Leonard Lane. If I might be permitted to wade into the debate over the identity of William, I’m plumping firmly for the figure on the extreme right. Although I confess I only met Uncle Bill on a handful of occasions, I feel there’s more of a Lane resemblance in that one than in the other candidate.

    By Andrew Hillier (15/02/2021)
  • Josie Haxton agrees that #3 in the group photo of R J Lane and Sons seems to be our father, but I think that your original figure on the right is the correct one. There seems to be a family split on this.

    By Chris Mackay (04/08/2013)
  • Thanks Rachel, I’ll look into getting this changed. In the meantime, it’d be so helpful if you could share some memories of your father here. Perhaps you’d be able to fill in some details about his time at Fielding’s? Did he ever talk about his time there or keep his indentures? It would be great if you could share any memories or documents of the company on his behalf. All good wishes, Ollie

    By Ollie Taylor (28/06/2013)
  • I do not believe this to be my father. No. 3 in the group photo resembles him much more.

    By Rachel Partridge nee Lane (16/06/2013)

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