Working at Hawker’s – by GDS

I was sorry to see it go because one of the jobs I had I worked for the head of the legal department. It was Hawker Siddeley then and that was so handy. I could just come down the road.

It was good when we had the factory there because there had been a factory of some kind for a very long time. During the war they made tanks and buses, they had made cars and then they made planes. So many local people were involved either working there or they would have as lodgers apprentices who came to learn there or they would work there as tea ladies, cleaners, all that sort of thing. People were very much involved for a very long time. It seemed such a shame when it all went.