An Introduction to Fielding & Platt

A film introducing the company, showing the many areas of the Works and people working there

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“An Introduction to the Organisation of Fielding & Platt” made by the Fielding & Platt Film Unit.  This film follows the progress of an order with the company from receiving an enquiry, designing, pattern-making, casting, fabricating, machining, and fitting. Many areas of the Fielding Works and Offices are featured as are many Fielding personnel.

If this film brings back memories of Fielding & Platt – the people, places, and machinery that appear in it – or if you learnt anything from or enjoyed this film, please share your memories and thoughts by clicking on the words Add a comment about this page below.

Comments about this page

  • Hello there – excellent to find this site, Andy Fielding did mention something about this when he was over quite recently from Australia (where he’s lived since the 1970s). My father features in the great Timeline you’ve compiled, he was General Manager and a Director from 1953, approx, to 1966 – C.M.A. (Tony) Whitaker – the surname spelling you have is with 2 T’s, sorry that’s not correct!

    I would love to know if you have any/or where I could get, some archive pics/articles relating to my Pa, I may have a photo or two here I could scan in return. I live in Bath, so not far and would be delighted to have a chat with you about those years, although I was a child at the time (b.1949) I have some memories!  [Ed: spelling will be corrected and I will check for pics on the site].

    By Max Whitaker (22/05/2016)
  • Hi Burt, will keep you posted when the films are published. If you enjoy the people stories be sure to check out the pages in the People section – they’re wonderful! Have been flat out but will make time to chat about the audio & video on the site next week. Naturally, if you want to share the site with others who may be interested in oral/industrial history then I’d be only too pleased for you to do so!

    By Ollie Taylor (28/06/2013)
  • I’m looking forward to seeing the other films when they’re uploaded. Really impressed with the quality of this one, very watchable. It’s great to see the machinery in action but I also like to see the people involved too. I really liked the metal crusher! Look forward to talking to you Ollie – I’m about tomorrow, but not Friday this week.

    By Burt Mcneill (19/06/2013)
  • Wow, what a great find this film is. How did you come across this Ollie?

    By Burt Mcneill (17/06/2013)
  • Thanks Burt – I’m glad you enjoyed it and that you found it an engaging introduction to the company? Did you learn anything that really stands out for you?

    Happily, we have this film and other promotional films produced by the company on 16mm film at Gloucestershire Archives. As part of the project we’ve digitised them and I’ll upload them in due course. We also have the luxury of having the company’s former industrial photographer 1952-74 as one of our volunteers so look out for some “cameraman’s commentaries” to the films coming soon too!

    I’ll give you a call tomorrow regarding your email to

    By Ollie Taylor (17/06/2013)

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