10 thoughts on “Ashmore Benson Pease, Foundry Men

  1. Anon, I was counting from the birth of my father (Dec- 1918) to this picture c1933. I have been looking in ‘The Golden Jubilee of Ashmore, Benson, Pease 1885 – 1935’. My grandmother wrote underneath the photo – February 1st, age 16 Norman Atkinson. So to be correct it must be 1934. A lot of father’s & son’s worked at Ashmore, so did my grandfather only I can’t remember his first name. My grandmother (Ida Atkinson-Wijngaard) and her daughter Margaret (my father’s sister) worked during the war at Ashmore’s as well. I have a Golden Jubilee edition of Concord power gas corporation(1901-1951) with a lot of photo’s and information of Ashmore. Infact on page 65 of this book ‘Moulders at work in the general Foundry’ stands my father Norman Atkinson on the right with the short sleeves.

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  2. Carol Atkinson-van der Meulen, you have stated above that your father was 15yrs old when the picture was taken, based on that basis does that make the estimated year shown below the picture as being correct.

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  3. Fathers and sons in the Ashmore Benson Pease Foundry Men picture are – First row; 12th one in is Alfred Lonsdale Senior. Second row; second one in is Walter Lonsdale. Fifth row; sixth one in is Alfred Lonsdale Junior. Alfred senior lived at 8 Gladstone Street close to Ashmore’s Foundry and his sons lived on Blue Hall Estate Norton.

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    • My Grandfather is Alfred Lonsdale who lived at 8 Gladstone Street, his family previously lived at 30 Chalk Street where I was born.
      I have a photograph of him at a ceremony at Ashmores with Harold McMillan but unfortunately no information.

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  4. Yes it is Jimmy Jarrett who was dispatch manager at Parkfield foundr,y also Tommy Walker head moulding foreman. My father, Bill Lenham, corefloore foreman and my grandfather, Auther Lenham, I believe was a corefloor foreman for Ashmore, Benson and Pease.

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  5. What a brillaint photo! Jimmy Jarrett – would that be the Mr Jarrett who ended up working in the offices at Parkfield Foundries in the 1960s after Ashmores decided to get rid of that side of the business?

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  6. Sorry 6th row first on the right looks like David Connell my Grandad not the left, lived in Adam Street Teesbridge after coming from Staindrop, County Durham 1920 with my mother who was 4 years old and Edith, his wife, my grandma.

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  7. In order to keep the identification of individuals as simple as possible I’ve started from the back row, from left to right, and the number of men in each row is indicated, please excuse any wrong name spellings, some are surnames or nick names. First [back] row, 17 men [L to R] 1?, 2 [Punky] Powel, 3 Billy Lenham, 4?, 5?, 6?, 7?, 8?, 9?, 10?, 11?, 12?, 13?, 14 Danny Richie, 15?, 16?, 17?. Second row, 18 men [L to R] 1?, 2?, 3 Reggie Callender, 4?, 5?, 6?, 7?, 8?, 9?, 10?, 11?, 12?, 13?, 14?, 15?, 16?, 17?, 18?. Third row 17 men [L to R] 1 Davis, 2?, 3?, 4?, 5?, 6?, 7?, 8 Bob Blacky, 9?, 10?, 11?, 12?, 13?, 14?, 15 Tot Iceton, 16?, 17?. Fourth row, 17 men [L to R] 1?, 2?, 3?, 4?, 5?, 6?, 7?, 8 Thomas Arthur Lenham, 9 G Moody, 10?, 11?, 12?, 13?, 14?, 15?, 16?, 17?. Fifth row 15 men [L to R] 1?, 2?, 3?, 4?, 5?, 6?, 7?, 8?, 9 Marky Pass, 10?, 11?, 12 Tommy Walker, 13?, 14?, 15 Lindo. Sixth row 15 men [L to R] 1?, 2?, 3?, 4 Bateman, 5 Jimmy Jarrett, 6 Albert Lawrence, 7?, 8?, 9?, 10?, 11?, 12?, 13?, 14 Paddy Balou, 15?. Seventh [front] row, 16 men [L to R] 1?, 2?, 3?, 4?, 5?, 6?, 7 Freddy Caygill, 8?, 9?, 10 Danny Fasey, 11?, 12?, 13?, 14?, 15?, 16?.

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