Photograph of the Pattern Shop

View taken inside the Pattern Shop, c.1956

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  • My grandfather and father both worked in the pattern shop. Richard Carter and his son Frank Carter.
    Sue Helliwell

    Ed: Sue, thanks for sharing that with us. It’s such a shame that we are very light on pics of the pattern shop. John B

    By sue Helliwell (15/10/2020)
  • L to R. It may be Cyril Rice with the cap and my eldest brother John bending over. The others I do not recognize.

    By Jim Rigby (14/06/2014)
  • My Dad Gordon Edwards was a pattern maker at F&P for many years, he eventually became Pattern Shop manager. As a boy I remember attending the Christmas parties, all the kids had a wrapped gift! I later went on to play cricket for F&P in 70’s and my Dad played skittles and shove ha’penny at the social club in Hempstead. I was ‘sticker’ for the skittles team for a while. Happy days!

    By David Edwards (21/11/2013)
  • Thanks for adding this comment about your father Paul. Please feel free to share any memories, stories or information he passed on to you about his time in the Pattern Shop on the site here. Cheers, Ollie

    By Ollie Taylor (17/09/2013)
  • My father use to work in the pattern shop I think he was a blacksmith – his name was Mervyn Whittard, unfortunately he passed on in 1970.

    By paul whittard (09/09/2013)

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