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Gullicks Machine Shop   Comments: 8
Photo: Jim Miller   Item #: 29491  
Gullicks Machine Shop
  Early days, Circa 1960 at Clarington Forge. Of the six men in the photo, I am reliably informed that Billy McGowan is at bottom left, the man in the flat cap is Bill Heyes, the two men in discussion are John Donleavy & Brian Taylor(don't know which one is which) and the man stood behind them is Bill Rickets. I don't know the name of the man at the top of the steps which at this time was still the Bulldog tools area prior to expansion and eventual move to Seaman Works. The Foreman (not shown) was Bob Hilton. Not a stillage or pallet to be seen, but only two strips of wood, what were you thinking Billy?  

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Comments by whups, 30th June 2017  
did you work at gullicks jim ?

Comments by Jim Miller, 30th June 2017  
If you see photo 11522 on Bulldog Tools section, it shows the top half of this workshop.

Comments by Jim Miller, 30th June 2017  
Hi Whups, Yes I did, started as an apprentice in 1970 and worked in this machine shop setting up Capstan Lathes with Billy McGowan, Ken Roby, Jimmy Prescott etc. They had stillage's by then!!

Comments by whups, 30th June 2017  
a mate of mine worked there. steve cusick did you know him.

Comments by Jim Miller, 30th June 2017  
His name is very familiar, do you know what he did, was he a Welder or work in the Chock Shop?

Comments by whups, 1st July 2017  
i think he was in the welding shop. did brian bispam work there as he knocked about with him.

Comments by david john powell, 2nd July 2017  davepwigan@hotmail.co.uk 
Steve Cusick worked in development shop he was a very good darts player im sure he represented England.

Comments by whups, 2nd July 2017  
no david he never did . he was like me who got nominated & got overlooked because we were on the wrong side of the border if you know what i mean. i went to america with ste & ronnie baxter in 1988 to play the american circuit .

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