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29-10-2017, 18:41   #21
mick58ward
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Not sure if you can buy them, but if you email me your postal address to mick58ward@aol.co.uk I think that I have a few somewhere and I'd be happy to send you one for nowt. I had mine embedded into my walking stick, but I still haven't won the lottery
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30-10-2017, 18:53   #22
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Not sure if you can buy them, but if you email me your postal address to mick58ward@aol.co.uk I think that I have a few somewhere and I'd be happy to send you one for nowt. I had mine embedded into my walking stick, but I still haven't won the lottery
You have a few? I thought they were 18ct gold and worn on a gold chain, mine is.
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31-10-2017, 12:48   #23
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MMMM Never seen or heard of gold ones, mine are stainless steel. Maybe the gold ones came after I left in the late 1970's
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27-11-2017, 20:07   #24
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I was an apprentice in the machine shop from 1965 to 69.
My name is Brian Cowling...ring any bells? ( milling section )
Our training officer was George Cooper . He was a goody-goody type.. gave a tenth of his earnings to his church if that helps..He was a nice man.
His brother Alf worked there also but was a polar opposite of George. He was made up to shop foreman just before I left and was quite strict. Must have gone to his head. He used to stand at the end of all the machines at 5 minutes to finishing time to make sure nobody washed off early.
Other names I remember were Jack Hardy ( tool stores boss ) who died before I left.
John Hazard...charge hand.
Phillip Berger and Kenneth Cook ( two apprentices set on same time as me.)
Byron Watson (machinist and shop steward) . I named my first son after him.
A guy called Ted..highly skilled bloke .worked on the milling section also...his second name will come to me after I post this.... ( just remembered..Ted Belk )
When I got to about 20 or 21 I left for a job with more money..to Ashow Engineering. .who paid most in Sheffield at the time
Over all I have fond memories of Edward Pryor and Sons.

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What was you name? I was there at this time. .
I was an apprentice 1969 to 1973 and trained by George Cooper in the training school. He was good man and trained me well. I was a first year apprentice with Jan, Brian, Bob, Jeff, can't remember the others. The fitting shop included Melvin, John, Bill and the foreman was Dave Rayner. There were some very talented people in the drawing office including Keith, Stuart and Peter. I remember some interesting engineering jobs including gas bottle marking machine. Used to enjoy a pint of shandy at the Domino on hot summer lunchtimes.

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I was an apprentice 1969 to 1973 and trained by George Cooper in the training school. He was good man and trained me well. I was a first year apprentice with Jan, Brian, Bob, Jeff, can't remember the others. The fitting shop included Melvin, John, Bill and the foreman was Dave Rayner. There were some very talented people in the drawing office including Keith, Stuart and Peter. I remember some interesting engineering jobs including gas bottle marking machine. Used to enjoy a pint of shandy at the Domino on hot summer lunchtimes.
Just remembered, Pryors had a small additional building in Broomhall that had offices, research lab and a canteen. I think old Ronny Pryor and other senior staff had offices there. The first year apprentices often had fish and chips there on a Friday.
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