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Message Number: 5 - Monday, March 12, 2018 10:44:55 PDT
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Name:  John Harris

I see from browsing the original guestbook that someone was wondering if anyone had a photo of the Baker Perkins Piper Aztec. I am pretty certain I have one, not too sure where it is. It was taken at Usworth aerodrome which is now buried under the Nissan factory. My father Les Harris was Chief Inspector and he had to go to a bakery in Blackpool so they used the aircraft. Dad retired from Bedewell in the 1963 redundancies, I started as an apprentice in 1966 and was made redundant in 1987. Am still in touch with Alec Flowdy the foreman joiner and also Tony Brooks. He ran the sub-contracts dept after Howard Stuart and then moved to Peterborough to run the sub contracts down there. He has retired about 2 yrs ago. Let me know if you need a photo of the aircraft.

Message Number: 4 - Saturday, February 17, 2018 12:03:31 PDT
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Name:  kenneth green

Following my retirement from the NHS two weeks ago after 31years service, I have just stumbled across the Baker Perkins historical site. I was employed as a Pattern and Model Maker at Baker Perkins from 1969-1980 . I have fond memories of producing a large number of full size and scale models of a wide range of machinery for the Industrial Design Team.

I originally made my first scale model for the company when I was asked to produce a scale model of the complete Westwood Works site with the proposed new office block that was eventually built.

It is a shame that the political and world financial circumstances enabled the peicemeal dismantling of such a fine engineering business so that it is a shadow of it's former self.

I have a large number of photographs of many of the models that I produced including the new office block project that I would be happy to share copies for use by this website.

Message Number: 3 - Saturday, June 4, 2016 03:48:58 PDT
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Name:  John Ladley

To let former colleagues know that Ron Ladley ( Printing Outdoor Engineer ) passed away on the 25th May 2016. Suddenly but peacefully at the age of 93.

Message Number: 2 - Saturday, May 7, 2016 11:35:34 PDT
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Name:  Robert Gascoyne

I've just 'tripped over' the Rifle and Pistol Section page - the photos are before my time, but it was still good to see so many faces I recognised! - Brought back great memories

Message Number: 1 - Friday, November 6, 2015 02:56:05 PDT
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Name:  James

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