Former apprentices gather at Willans Works reunion in Rugby

The event was held at Dunchurch Park Hotel

The event was held at Dunchurch Park Hotel

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Old friendships were rekindled and reminiscences shared at the 13th annual reunion of former apprentices from the old Willans Works in Newbold Road, Rugby.

Some 55 gathered at Dunchurch Park Hotel on Monday, with guests coming from as far afield as Dover and Norwich.

The works were part of English Electric.

Organiser Peter Winnicott, who started as an apprentice in 1950 and worked for the company for more than 20 years, said: “It was excellent once again – it was a good gathering and a good meal.”

Next year’s reunion will take place on April 11.

Call Mr Winnicott on (01788) 543878 to book a place.