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Hi Brian (Hampson).

 

I hoped that you would pick the pics up having had discussions in the past.

I like to look back on my days at Firth Browns and know what the old pics mean to me.

 

Here's a sample page of the Firth Browns thread should you care to have a look. I've posted many pics over the years........

 

https://www.sheffieldforum.co.uk/showthread.php?t=321&highlight=anyone+worked+at+firth+browns&page=33

 

Regards, Peter.

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thank you peter for the photos they were great I remember that yard so well I worked in the 22 dept there on maintenance I was a fitter there I left in 1974 to come to Canada it is a shame what happened to the company anyway thank you again Brian

 

What 'happened' to the company ? Never worked there but am interested.

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Anyone remember John Sorsby, trade union fanatic.

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What 'happened' to the company ? Never worked there but am interested.

 

Bought out by a foreign company called Meritor ( I think) Run down and didn't last long after that

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Hi did it close in the 1980s I have never heard of that company before I was told it went down like a lot of companys did due to recession I would like to know I was back in 2010 and saw lot places that had gone Brian

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Hi did it close in the 1980s I have never heard of that company before I was told it went down like a lot of companys did due to recession I would like to know I was back in 2010 and saw lot places that had gone Brian

 

Late 90s or early 2000s

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Hi Hackey lad thank you for information did you work there if you did when Brian

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Anyone remember John Sorsby, trade union fanatic.

 

just seen this thread,i am ken gray me and mick shep.both played in the same football team.we had a very good team.

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Noticed (very late in the day, or years ) your various messages concerning Tempered Spring Co. and all the various replies you obtained .

My name is Brian Powney starting at TSCo in 1953 and retiring at 57 in 1990. Hence I knew every one of the people that have been mentioned in replies to you. I became manager of 25 dept in 1956 and subsequently 22 dept., Tempered Rubber Components, then to Henry Rossell having previously closed down Stalker Drill Co which we had bought , and merged the remnants into Rossells, this after your time there. I subsequently became commercial manager of TSCo for ten years followed by a period as Personnel Director for Tempered Group which had been sold to a group called Associated Engineering. In 1982 I took over management of Tempered Tools , a company making circular knives of all types but made for slitting steel mainly along with rolls for lighter rolling mills.

I do remember you working in 22 and all the various people of the engineering area you were in . You were succeeded by Arnold Worrall.

 As you can imagine I was in positions which enabled me to know virtually everyone in the company . To add a few from staff and management , Fred Fields , Graham Murray (died recently at 98 ), Gerard Young (died at 93 ) , and Tom Anderson ( chief inspector, died at 98 and emigrated in his retirement to Canada. )

If you require further info I may be able to help. I am 85 but still going strong despite or perhaps because of ,heart surgery.

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