Message: Hope all my old colleagues from both Cross Green and Clarence Rd are keeping well...
Just an update on what I'm doing these days. Since I left the foundry in 1999 after 21 years at both sites I have been at Krupp Hoesch Woodhead on Kirkstall Rd where they make Suspension springs, then moved to Oldham to have a go at Plastic Injection moulding for 2 yrs, and ended up in Mid Wales at a Gravity foundry KTH Wales in Llanidloes, which announced closure after 3 months of me being there. Luckily I was asked to become Quality Manager at JL French in Presteigne, Mid Wales, and lasted there 30 months before I decided to move back to Leeds as Quality Manager at Aquabeau who make Luxury spa baths.
Its sad to hear of my old mates Jim Parker, Don Elliott, and I believe, Johnny Kelly all going to the great Patternshop in the sky.
My email address if any one wants to keep in touch, is email@example.com