My Apprenticeship at Autowrappers (By Kelvin Woodard)
Below are the initial documents that Kelvin Woodard received when he joined the Autowrappers workforce as an apprentice at the Edward St Factory, They are a great insight to the process of starting at an engineering company in Norwich during the early 60sFrom Kelvin.I was clearing a drawer out and came across the the letters below . You could say that it is a historical document!
Photo Ref : AW0941 Courtesy of Kelvin Woodard
Photo Ref : AW0942 Courtesy of Kelvin Woodard
Photo Ref : AW0943 Courtesy of Kelvin Woodard
Photo Ref : AW0944 Courtesy of Kelvin Woodard
ThisisapictureofmetakenbytheEasternEveningNewsinthemachineshopattheNorwich CityCollege. Thiswouldhaveprobablyhavebeen1965/66.PhilipWhite’sheadcanjustbeseen over the top of the mill.
Photo Ref : AW0945 Courtesy of Kelvin Woodard
Thenexttwodocumentsbelowarethelistofpeoplewhoputintomy“gettingmarried”collection inNovember1971.Givesagoodindicationofthenumbersofemployeesinthemachineand assembly shops. (Not to say that everybody put in!).
Photo Ref : AW0946 Courtesy of Kelvin Woodard
Photo Ref : AW0947 Courtesy of Kelvin Woodard
BelowisanotherletterthatwouldhavegonewiththeoneIsenttoyouearlier.S.Flowerdewwas Sybil Flowerdew and she was also Frank Salt’s (MD at that time) secretary as well.