Local folk

Working men and women

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Photo: Illustrative image for the 'Local folk' page
Added to the site on 26-01-06
This page was added on 26/06/2006.
Comments about this page

This looks a lot like W.F.Bannister (Brighton) Ltd. machine shop on Lewes Road where I worked during the war 1940's. I have their brochure if you would like a copy. I came to Canada as a war bride inĀ 1946.

By Rita (Bannister) Buckrell (05/02/2008)

My dad worked there, his name was Patrick Dowds. I'd love to have a copy thankyou.

By Bridget (26/01/2009)

The machine in the foreground is a Shaping Machine, a very basic metal removal machine. They were still in use up to the early 1970s, but you would be hard pushed to find one in any UK machine shop now. Behind and to the left, three or four very small lathes are being operated. Directly behind and to the right is a Horizontal Mill and to the left a Vertical Mill. It won't be CVA as the machines are probably far too small for their products.

By Peter Groves (10/10/2009)

The shaping machine commented on above was still in full working order and in use when I worked there between 1966 and 1970. It was a great company to work for and a good team of people.


By David Gillam (29/04/2017)

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