LOOKING BACK - June 26 edition

Lodge Plugs
Lodge Plugs

Lodge Plugs

This group were working for Lodge Plugs (which became Smiths Industries) during the war years in the early 1940s.

It was sent in by Jean Spires, whose mother Hilda Waters, who died in 1999, is pictured. With the help of one of her old friends ‘Tiny’ McCrowe, they have put names to several faces and wonder if any of the others are still around or if anyone recognises a family member?

Jean says it must have been hard in those days filling the spark plugs without today’s strict Health & Safety concerns, but despite that her mother always said it was a happy time and the camaraderie of all of them was great. Back row left is Jim Robb. The lady between the two women in the middle bending over is Winnie Stanley. The two ladies bending down are Alice Hume on left and Evelyn Groom on Right. Hilda Waters, is the lady with what looks like a turban on just to the left and in front of the other gentleman. In the front on the left is Dot Bird and third from left is Tiny’s sister Doreen McCrowe. Tiny says she can’t remember where she was when this photo taken.