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Peter. Your history of CVA is extensive.  Great work. My Dad, Percy Olive (known as Charley), worked there from 1946 until he died 1973. First in Portland Road and then Moulsecoomb.  He was a buyer and often played for the cricket team. I have several photos of the team and some of the debauchery at some of their departmental dinners.

Hello Rodger - you are right - Peter's work is terrific. I was interested to read about your photos. Care to share them? Mail me and I can help.

By Rodger Olive (01/03/2017)

What a fantastic set of photos and information from parts 1 to 5 Peter. As you know I worked on the Special Purpose Division for about 4 years before moving into the Toolroom, it was great to see some of my workmates from the mid 1970s in the photos.

By Michael Brittain (01/03/2017)

Thank you for this Peter. It's good to know that those who worked so hard in Brighton will not be forgotten. My Granddad Derry London always credited those at the factory. He said that if he made a promise to a customer, he knew it would be delivered.

By Steve Hussey (09/03/2017)