Posts filed as 'Events'
Peter Mayes has passed on sad news of three ex BU Tool Room who have passed away recently. Bob Stafford, Derek Hunt and Gordon Freeman. RiP
John and Joyce Holt are wondering if anyone remembers their respective dads who both worked at BU. Joyce’s dad was Ken Benner (died 1979) and he worked in the AS2 Assembly Shop, and John’s dad, Tom Holt, worked in AS1 and Personnel, retiring in 1985. John himself worked in the Drawing Office until September 10th 1976. Be nice to hear from you if you do remember them.
Mick Haywood remembers Gordon Freeman and Tom Holt (see both items above)… “Gordon was for some the officer in charge of the BU fire Brigade along with Bart Hansford and Geoff Knight. Tom Holt who then worked in personnel also was involved along with his other duties of security. I was the last to have charge of the fire brigade and had the sad duty of closing it down on the orders of management when it had reached the long service of 99years. I was not allowed to maintain it for one more year so as to attain its centenary. The Austin Gipsy fire engine passed into the hands of a Mr Goldstein, who bought the site at the very end of texons days and I believe it was sold at a classic vehicle fair in Birmingham.”
On Friday March 14th there’s a meeting of the BU History Group committee at the Record Office in Wigston. 10.30 start. We need people to help get things going, so if you fancy it please come along.
Date posted: March 7, 20141 Comment
We’re having a launch event this Thursday for our book, ‘BU People’.
Its at Abbey Pumping Station in Leicester, and starts at 12pm (till 2pm). The event is FREE and there will be various BU items on display. It’ll be a chance to have a natter and there’ll be copies of the book available for purchase.
All welcome. Hope you can come!!
Date posted: February 3, 20141 Comment
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We hope to arrange a further event soon- linked to the publication of our book, ‘BU People’, prior to Christmas this year.
Date posted: November 21, 2013No Comments
Some photos from the ‘BU Reunion’ and Website Launch on Sunday August 4th 2013 at Oadby Town Football Club. Documents and artefacts were on display along with a talk and demonstration of the new website.
Date posted: September 16, 2013No Comments