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Preparing to tap the Furnace.

Preparing to tap the Furnace.

Skinningrove Ironworks.At the date of this photo, the tap hole was opened by hammer and crowbar a
tough and dangerous task. Although “wind” or (blast) was reduced in pressure, the molten Iron could burst out of the taphole with some force. the clothing of the furnacemen did not give any protection. Safety didn’t figure in the good old days. Above the men the large diameter pipe (Bustle Main) carried the hot blast, a small pipe (Gooseneck) leads down to the “tuyere” by which
the hot “blast” entered the Furnace.
From a Glass Plate negative Courtesy Dave Mcgill.

18 Inch Mill Group

18 Inch Mill Group

Skinningrove Works open day in 1974, a group are on the 18 inch mill, near the intermediate roll housing. Any more names please?

Left to right: Bernadette Stanyard, Mrs Stanyard, Norman Stanyard, Christine Tyreman (Drew) Sales Manager,s Secretary,  ?? , Mrs Tams Catering Manager?, ??, John Wyborn Shift Manager, ??.

Bob Doe advises:”4th from left is Christine Tyreman (Drew) who was the Sales Manager’s secretary?, 2nd from right is John Wyborn, who was a Shift Manager. 4th From right wearing glasses could be Mrs Tams who was in charge of catering”. Barbara McBurney advises: ”Third from left is Norman Stanyard, second from left is his wife and first on left is his daughter Bernadette.” We are now advised by Hugh Bernard that his father is not shown on this image, hence the ?? in our commentary, can anybody assist in identification.

Image courtesy Dave McGill and thanks again to Bob, Barbara and Hugh Bernard for the updates.

Viewing Platform

Viewing Platform

Skinningrove Works open day in 1974. This group are on the 36inch Mill, Watching the Mill at Work. We have some names, can you help?

Left to right: Colin Jefferson, Ted Lethbridge, John Lethbridge, Mary Lethbridge, ??, Sheila Noble, John Barker, Mrs Fraser, Bill Fraser, Harry Noble.

Bob Doe tells us:”On the extreme right is Harry Noble, married to Sheila Noble who used to work in the canteen; I believe?”

Barbara McBurney tells us: ”Colin Jefferson first on left, he used to work in General Office, Sheila Noble 5th from right worked in staff canteen.”

Image courtesy Dave McGill and thanks to Bob, Barbara and Colin for the updates.

 

Training Centre

Training Centre

Parents in discussions with  an Instructor at the Apprentice Training Centre, Skinningrove Works in 1974. We asked for help with names and our readers responded. Many thanks.

Barbara McBurney tells us: ”I worked as secretary in the Training Centre at Skinningrove Works, this photograph was taken before 1974, I believe it was around 1967/68, Mr Lambert is on the right speaking to apprentice Norman Myers.  With his back to Norman is Arthur Willis, Training Instructor speaking to two mothers of the years intake of apprentices, the mother first left, whose image is only half visible, is Alice Arkless mother of Stewart Arkless, who was an apprentice fitter at the time.” Kev Harvey tells us: ”Barbara is indeed correct the the lady next to Arthur Willis is my mother Barbara Harvey; I was an apprentice fitter in that year’s intake. An excellent place to do your apprenticeship, many thanks. Kev Harvey.”

Image courtesy Dave McGill, also many thanks to Barbara and Kev for providing names to the people in our image .

Photo Gallery

Photo Gallery

Skinningrove Works, Open day, Exhibition of photos and Documents of the works Processes, Can you please help with names of the viewers.Year is 1974. Image courtesy Dave McGill.

Gaffers Party.

Gaffers Party.

Skinningrove Works Chief Engineer Walter Bradley, Takes his Wifes group onto the 36 inch mill Platform. The middle Lady, looks down as a hot bloom passes underneath.
Image courtesy Dave McGill.

Happy Group Tour

Happy  Group Tour

Skinningrove Works; a happy group tour the 36 inch Mill. We asked for names and Betty Hall (nee Graves) came up trumps! They are:

Left to right: Sed Lyman, Annie Mann, Geoff Graves, Jenny Graves, Margaret Nicholson, Mrs Lyman, Florence Murrell, Betty Graves.
Image courtesy Dave McGill and many thanks to Betty for completing our names list.

Happy Group

Happy Group

Skinningrove Works with a party touring the Works. We have with assistance been able to name the entire group and they are:

Left to right: Les Smith (182 Mill Manager), Sed Lyman, Betty Graves, Mrs Lyman, Margaret Nicholson, Jenny Graves, Geoff Graves, Annie Mann.

Photo courtesy Dave McGill and thanks to Bob Doe, Barbara McBurney and Betty Hall (Graves) for the updates.

Very Studious

Very Studious

Was it you looking very hard at what we think is a mock up of a mill control unless you know different, the year would be 1974. Barbara McBurney tells us: ”This is Milton Creswick, Electricsl Training Instructor in the Training Centre, Skinningrove Works, no idea who the ladies are!”
Thanks go toImage courtesy of Dave McGill.

The Gaffer.

The Gaffer.

Skinningrove Works Chief Engineer Walter Bradley is on the right (to his right is his daughter Jeanette), with group which includes Mrs Bradley. At the Training Centre before starting their tour of the works in 1974.  Once again help with names please.

Image courtesy Dave McGill and thanks to Barbara for the update.