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Maarten Beijen found this beautiful oil can on a market in Romans sur Isere, France, last Sunday.
Date posted: July 11, 2017No Comments
One of the main organisers of the BU History Group is Paul Gill. Paul has been diagnosed with dementia and is part of a campaign to encourage research into the condition. Please watch the video by clicking the link.
Below is a letter published in the Leicester Mercury last month from Dave Tipton in which he pays tribute to Paul. He tells about Paul’s crucial role in the seven year struggle, and ultimate victory, by BU pensioners to win back their pensions after the company went into administration in 2000.
Date posted: May 9, 2016No Comments
I worked in the IVI works as a Tack and Nail maker and also as a utility man. If someone was away l would fill in for them. I found this old forklift truck license about a fortnight ago.
Date posted: April 22, 2016No Comments
Ray started with BU in 1945, aged 14; mostly running errands around the factory.
He left to do national service and returned afterwards, to the Tool Room, where this photo was taken in the mid 1950s. Ray’s still got all that hair – Just a different colour now!
Date posted: March 21, 2016No Comments
Val worked in O and M data preparation between 1958-66. These were pre-computer days and the below is one of the wages cards Val would have to punch in data on.
Here is Val in 1960, back row on the left, with the rest of her department. Next but one along is Ann Brearly, one of Val’s best friends, and she would love to get back in touch with her. The section boss was Betty Bancroft, and she appears on the front row, far right.
Date posted: March 14, 2016No Comments
For Sale – Cutting Press0
Western Australia again. Donna has written “I have this cutting machine which we were using to press out carpet and vinyl samples. As you can see in the pictures it has one of your identification plates.
I no longer need this machine. Can you please tell me what else it can be used for and how much it is worth as I would like to sell it. Also, would you know of anyone looking for one? I am based in Perth, Western Australia.”
0423 623 752
Date posted: February 9, 2016No Comments
Leslie Hubble has posted this brilliant photo of the Quarter Century Club from the 1960s.
Left to right; Eddie Orme, Glen (Taffy) Evans, Bill Leadbetter, his brother Frank, and Charlie Jerrom.
Date posted: October 11, 2015No Comments