Talking About Technology Collection
Speaker: Beeken, Roy, 1928 - , Interviewee, Male,
Speaker: Robinson, A., Interviewer, Female
Summary of interview item: List education and Technical college training as apprentice electrician for Holwell Plant in the Continuous Casting Plant Office. Describes tools used, and type of work. Details next job in Furnace Electrical department then on to Holwell Quarries. Mentions travel to work and working conditions. Briefly describes the rail system and locomotives. Details the furnace and powerhouse including modernization of powerhouse and machinery. Describes electricians shifts and breakdown cover. Details changes to telephone system, modernization of casting plant and health and safety issues, including the use of asbestos. Mentions Works Fire Brigade and high incidents of fire at plant.
Place of birth: Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire
Marital Status: , Children:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Holwell, Melton Mowbray
Periods Covered: 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s
Recording Date: 2/5/2001
Playing time: 1 hr
Access Restrictions: Restricted Item Copyright: Bournemouth University
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