Courtaulds (Skem) Nr Wigan2 Comments
Photo: Martin Pearce
Item #: 13231
Photo by Colin Pearce (1929-2008)
Is that a young Mick Curtin, extreme left?
Second from right is Frank Wood. Back in 1967 I came to England as an overlooker trainee to Waterside Mill in Hadfield Debys. That is where I met Frank Wood for the first time. It was him who taught me the skills of overlooking on Ruti B-type looms. Does anyone know what became of Frank? The last I heard is that he moved from Skem to Nelson.
In August 1969 I came back to England as a Ruti loom fitter to install the first Ruti C-type looms at Courtaulds in Skem, together with Edy Schneider, Klaus (?), Gusty (?) and a few more. I remember Bill Brown was weaving manager at the time. We worked together with Bill Aikin, Les Foster and others from the training department. Does anyone remember these people?
In August 1970 I went back to Switzerland.