Memories of Chatwood – Part 3

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  2. Mike Tench says:

    Hi Alan, I started at Hall’s in 1959 as an apprentice too and worked there for many years, left, then returned and indeed finished my working life there. Among people starting with me were Ron Wardle, Keith Weaver, Peter Gee, Brian Curran, Jim Clay, Stan Asterley
    I don’t know if you remember those from my intake in 1959 but some you would no doubt. I think the machine setter was not called Vic Breeme but was probably Vin Sneed. Vin was the main setter on the lathes in the Light Machine Shop. He lived until well in his 80’s in the steel houses in Monkmoor. Christine was almost certainly Christine Downward and we all fancied her too.
    You have an evocative style of writing which I thoroughly enjoyed. Loved the pics of Arty and Alan too. Mike

  3. Mike Tench says:

    Hi Allen, I started at Halls in 1959 together with Ron Wardle and Jim Clay and 9 others. I think the machine setter you refer to in Part 3 is not Vic Breeme but was Vin Sneed who was the main setter on Lathes. Its nice to see old friends such as Alan & Arty above and brings back many happy memories.
    Mike Tench

    • Allen Warrender says:

      Hello Mike-thanks for the name correction-you are right-my memory of those wild but happy times in only 99%!!

  4. chris strefford says:

    I think my dad worked at Halls in the machine shop his name was dennis strefford. He emigrated to Australia in 1963 does any one remember him

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