Alistair and Dulcie Adams

A farewell drink which led to a date and marriage

Alistair and Dulcie on their wedding day
Alistair Adams
Wedding guests Martin and Sue Blakeley
Alistair Adams
Wedding guests Derek and Lorraine Tidmarsh
Alistair Adams
Wedding guests Jon and Brenda Willis
Alistair Adams

We met, when Dulcie was one of the girls interviewed by Colin Fudge for the position of his secretary.

I was working for Colin as the Standards Engineering Draughtsman at the time. The other engineer in the office was Derek Tidmarsh, who was the Technical Author. He prepared the manuals which were sent to our clients with their new presses.

Dulcie was lucky enough to get the job, although she may have regretted having to work with Derek and me in time!

When I was made redundant, we all went to the Edgemoor for a farewell drink and I gave Dulcie a lift home afterwards. We made a date to meet again the following week (I was starting a new job and living in Bristol during the week) and things developed from there.

We married in 1972 and lived in Deans Way, Gloucester, until we moved to Shurdington.

Fielding employees who attended our wedding were: Martin Blakeley and his wife Sue, Derek Tidmarsh and his wife Lorraine and Jon Willis with his wife Brenda.

The current “Fielding Project” has brought us back together again, although we have kept in touch over the years.

I carried on working in engineering and enjoyed my interesting career.  Dulcie stayed at Fielding’s for several years, finally ending her career as a Directors’ Secretary at Dowty, Staverton.

Retirement is great – we now have 365 days holiday a year!

Alistair is an engineering volunteer at the Waterways’ Museum (working on the Fielding Engine) and Dulcie is involved with a couple of art clubs in the village, so we keep busy.

If you remember Alistair and Dulcie’s budding relationship at Fielding’s, or were at their wedding, please share your memories of them by adding a comment below.

Comments about this page

  • “As an apprentice in 1966 I went out with a girl from the drawing office (tracer) miss Andrea Hope, sister of 1964 apprentice Tony Hope. We were together a couple of times through the late 1960’s and got engaged in 1970. We were married in 1971, still together 42 years later. We both enjoy looking on the web site”.
    Richard Morgan 16/12/2013

    By Paul Evans (21/02/2018)
  • Thanks Alistair! It’s a lovely page and a great story.

    You mentioned when we last spoke an amusing incident where you and Derek would hide Dulcie’s buns from the tea trolley – is that one of things that might’ve made her regret coming to work with the pair of you?! I don’t s’pose you can remember any other of your’s and Derek’s practical jokes can you…?!

    By Ollie Taylor (08/02/2013)
  • Whoops! Should have mentioned that the wedding photo’s were taken by Brian Mince! Thanks Brian. Alistair.

    By ALISTAIR ADAMS (07/02/2013)

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