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LMS, Springs Branch MPD, Report on Cleaner or Fireman, 1946 (small card)   Comments: 12
Photo: Chris Heaven   Item #: 30013  
LMS, Springs Branch MPD, Report on Cleaner or Fireman, 1946 (small card)
  I have scanned both sides of a small (12.5 x 7 cms) card. This is a "Report on Cleaner or Fireman" from Springs Branch Motive Power Depot in LMS days, dated 2nd November 1946. The person undergoing assessment was Fireman C. Morgan and he performed rather well.  

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Comments by irene roberts, 24th December 2017  
My older brother Colin was a cleaner then a fireman at Springs Branch in the late 1950s; I imagine he would have had a report like this. Later I think he was classed as a "passed fireman".

Comments by Albert., 24th December 2017  
In 1946, my back bedroom window, when we lived in Henry Street, overlooked the Spring Branch engine turn table. I enjoyed the smell of the steam engines. Thank God, it doesn't seem to have done me any harm.

Comments by Veronica, 24th December 2017  
My grt grandfather was classed 'cleaner' on the railway in the 1901/11 census's. I did not realise what the job entailed until fairly recently. I suppose the ambition would have been to upgrade as a 'driver'. What a hard job it was - it appears it was quite well paid though.

Comments by Owd viewer, 24th December 2017  
Albert,I also lived facing the turn table on Warrington road Henry St was the next Street from where I lived.

Comments by Alex, 24th December 2017  
You stood proud if you worked for British Railways, whatever the job was.

Comments by Jim tomney, 24th December 2017  
I started 1961 canít picture Colin .1963 smashed up on my Norton 2years off work then started back fireman then driver nice to hear from you again.

Comments by irene roberts, 24th December 2017  
Jim, my married name is Roberts. My brother is Colin GRIFFITHS. He is 12 tears my senior.

Comments by Jim tomney, 24th December 2017  sbag 1944atyahoo.com 
Have you been on the pop again spelling mistakes.hope I have not made any I am widowed now 3years in March god bless Jim .

Comments by irene roberts, 25th December 2017  
t and y are next to each other on the keyboard, Jim...I'm ALWAYS doing that but usually read through and rectify before sending. Did you know our Colin?

Comments by Jim tomney, 25th December 2017  
Irene please do 40 lines .i must read the comments.Report to the headmaster no cane this time .You had missed my first report.I forgive you .

Comments by BRIAN, 17th January 2018  brianwhittle741@btinternet.com 
my name is Brian Whittle i work at springs branch in the 50 and 60 along with Collin and Johnie Rowson The starting wages for a passed cleaner was 2 pounds 19 shillings and 6 pence per week. well paid i done think so.

Comments by BRIAN, 17th January 2018  brianwhittle741@btinternet.com 
i found out when haveing an eye hop, that a lot of the reports from springs branch are held with the eye surgen from wigan hospital, along with a lot off roster and reports mens names from the 50 and 60 he was there when springs branch was pulled down

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