Prize-winning Apprentices

t13550Apprentices who were awarded prizes by the Gas Plant Manufacturers Development Council received them from Mr C Robson. These awards were made for progress in studies.

From L-R are: A.P. Collett, I.R. Sutherland, D. Berry, R.D. Wray, Mr C. Robson, T.J. Hickman and B. Ingledew. Another apprentice, J.F. Watson was unable to be present when this photograph was taken. Ashmore Benson and Pease c1955.

Photograph and details courtesy of Glenn Hutchinson.

Empire Club, Haverton Hill

I recently received this photograph captioned ‘Club Building’ and I didn’t know which Haverton Hill club it was so I contacted an old Havertonian called Eddie Rose and this is what he said,

‘I can confirm that it is definitely the Empire Social Club, it was situated on land adjacent to Hope Street. Whilst I was never a paying client of this particular establishment it was certainly very well supported. About 200 yards further along was the Haverton Hill Working Mens Club, which in the late forties/early fifties was managed by a Mr. Cummings. I can recall that in the late forties the Empire did much good in the community by doubling – up as a soup-kitchen, and I’m sure that I may have benefitted from this on at least one occasion. Your particular photo of the Empire, by coincidence, is very similar to one taken by myself in the 1970’s, the only difference being that mine is more full-frontal. (Excuse the expression)’.

Photograph and details courtesy of Bruce Coleman and Eddie Rose.