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Joe
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16 of 27  Wed 16th Dec 2015 12:04pm  
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I worked at the Albion drop forging Endemere Road off Lockhurst Lane 1955 to 1964. I think the confusion is because there was a Brett's next to the drop near the railway bridge. I seem to remember it was where the drawings were made. Over the bridge was the Black Pad. Hope this helps Thumbs up
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ftamplin
nuneaton
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17 of 27  Mon 21st Dec 2015 8:47pm  
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joe, I dont know your surname but I started at the drop in 1963. I am in touch with gil bourne in america who worked there when you did. it was a place that if you did not work you were out
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john baylis
blackpool
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18 of 27  Tue 8th Jan 2019 12:57pm  
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Only just come across this item. I also worked at Albion Drop Forgings till they shut down. I worked with Gil as his hammer driver and also worked with Fred after Gil went to America. I hope you two are still keeping well. John
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walrus
cheshire
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19 of 27  Tue 8th Jan 2019 2:34pm  
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My dad worked at Albion Drop late 50s and 60s. I used to take him some pieces when he worked a double shift. Everyone was on piecework so worked like madmen, a truly hellish place. Accidents were common, my dad lost the fingers of his right hand there. Edited by member, 8th Jan 2019 10:12 pm
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Greg
Coventry
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20 of 27  Tue 8th Jan 2019 7:10pm  
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Always thought Bretts Stamping was at the bottom of Northey Road?
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Annewiggy
Tamworth
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21 of 27  Thu 19th Mar 2020 8:58pm  
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On my grandad’s service record for the 1st world war he was working for Bretts Lifting Co which was the same people. The address for them was just Foleshill Works. They made the equipment there for drop forges
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argon
New Milton
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22 of 27  Thu 19th Mar 2020 10:50pm  
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My lasting memory of Bretts is of when I used to go to a wholesalers in Stoney Stanton Road, I believe it was Lennons and they had crockery in display cabinets. Every time the press stamped all of the crockery rattled.
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Annewiggy
Tamworth
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23 of 27  Fri 20th Mar 2020 9:50am  
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My husband was doing an audit, can’t remember if it was at Bretts or next door but he said all his papers bounced on the desk every time they thumped. He never knew if they put him at the worst desk so he wouldn’t stay too long!
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lolipop
arley
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24 of 27  Fri 20th Mar 2020 11:58am  
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My old gran lived in George St directly at the back of St Marks school. I remember when we visited her the house used to shake when Bretts was working.
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20A-Manor House
Coventry
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25 of 27  Thu 23rd Apr 2020 10:42am  
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My first employment after leaving school was at Bretts, 1976 & 1977. Newspaper cutting C.E.T.
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lindatee2002
Virginia USA
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26 of 27  Thu 1st Oct 2020 6:41pm  
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My grandad worked for Brett's Stamping Works. His name was Daniel Barr and he lived in Bell Green. He never owned a car but he did have a horse and cart that he rode around in. Once when my mum and I were sitting on a bus in the city centre he spotted us and rapped on the window, demanding that we get off so that he could give us a ride home. My mum was mad and embarrassed but I thought it was great. That would have been in the mid/late 50's.
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Helen F
27 of 27  Fri 2nd Oct 2020 12:49am  
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