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October 71 No 70 House Magazine of Rank Xerox Mitcheldean Plant
A strong September sun shining through the
fanlights makes an interesting light pattern and
‘illuminates a view of the new IDC building which
the lunchtime audience at Mitcheldean is unlikely
to have seen. The area extends over 350,000
square feet. If you find that hard to visualise,
imagine the 16 teams who took part in the
interdepartmental football competition playing the
first round of eight matches in here, all at the
same time. There’s 25 feet clear height inside,
which is high enough for kicking a ball The main
drawbacks might have been the possibility of
falling on the rather hard ground, constructed from
thousands of tons of concrete, and some confusion
over goal-posts! (See also pp 4/5.)
‘Of course, there are many causes of accidents,
but apathy — that’s a killer.’
This is the punch line in a paperback entitled
Safety—Uncensored which has recently been
published by the British Safety Council.
They say that industrial accidents and diseases
caught at work cost Great Britain more than 23
million working days every year, and the bill to the
taxpayer in lost production, in medical and
material costs, in social benefits and in ‘unseen’
expenses, is estimated to be £600 million a year.
There is a brighter side to the picture, however. In
recent years the rise in accidents at work has been
halted ; in fact the 1 970 Annual Report of HM
Chief Inspector of Factories, which has just been
issued, states that accidents reported during that
year totalled 304,595, which is 17,795 down on
the previous year.
We at Mitcheldean have a fine record of safety
but we cannot afford to be complacent. New
production methods, new materials bring new
safety problems with them.
In the May/June issue this year we published
details of a new scheme designed to improve the
standard of safety still further within our Plant.
Mr Bob Baker, chairman of the Safety Committee,
tells me that results have been encouraging.
The committee are aware of the dangers of apathy
and complacency, however, and to help keep
everyone on their toes an illustrated talk on safety
is being held in the Social Centre on October 5.
It is being given by Mr W. D. Hope who is
association and regional safety adviser of the
Engineering Employers’ West of England
Association and all those concerned in any way
with safety in the Plant have been invited. I shall
be among those attending.
Even if you cannot be, I would like you to bear in
mind the slogan, ‘We’re all in it when it comes to
safety’. Remember, accidents are costly — for all
of us.
General Manager, Mitcheldean Plant
On Thursday September 16, the Mitcheldean
Management Committee entertained Mr Fred
Wickstead at the last of a series of farewell
dinners. That this particular dinner should be the
last Mr Wickstead said he felt was appropriate.
‘The first get-together was with my old colleagues
and was an opportunity to reminisce, but the
Mitcheldean Management Committee has the
responsibility of taking Mitcheldean into the future.’
After the dinner Mr Peter Salmon presented to
Mr Wickstead, on behalf of the Plant, a book
which had been specially prepared for him and
which recalled personalities and events of the 23
years since he first joined British Acoustic Films at
Mitcheldean in 1948. He also received an album
of photographs taken both in the Forest of Dean
and within the Plant itself.
The previous evening Mr Wickstead was
entertained to dinner by the Management
Committee of the Production & Supply Operations
Division. Their farewell gift to him took the form of
a handsome electronic clock, inscribed with the
good wishes of his colleagues.
Below: Mr Bernard Smith reads from the bool< presented to Mr Wicl^stead at the MMC dinner Mr Wickstead and some flowers to Mrs Wickstea PROJECTS IN PROGRESS Six of the 12 months scheduled for the building of the IDC have now gone by and out of the apparent chaos which prevailed earlier has appeared our new warehouse, now roofed and walled and rapidly acquiring its vast concrete floor. The mass of mud churned up by monster machines is miraculously developing into an orderly road system on which tarmac is being laid this autumn. Access to the main Gloucester- Monmouth road is by way of Barton Corner, as shown in our plan ; the cost of developing and thereby improving this danger spot for traffic is being borne by the Company without financial assistance from the County Authorities. Careful thought has been given to the landscaping of the whole area. Hydroseeding is being widely employed, and the banks behind the warehouse building have already been treated, as you have probably noticed. Using a hosepipe the ground was sprayed first with fibreglass to stabilise the soil and secondly with a bitumen-type compound containing the seeds of grass and gorse. In addition to quick-growing conifers, deciduous trees which grow naturally in the area — such as oak and lime — and various shrubs are being planted so as to blend the area with the surrounding countryside. The IDC and the car park area as viewed by the early morning sun Within the existing Plant area, foundations are being laid for the block of offices on the site of the demolished gas works. This will provide us with 48,000 square feet of offices on three storeys with space beneath to park some 50 cars on the natural ground level. Layout will be open plan and a central service core will feature an automatic lift as well as a staircase. The entrance will face the north side of Administration Building 23 and will be approached down a flight of steps. One of the main architectural features of the block will be the vertical window treatment which will reduce what the architectural fraternity call ‘solar gain’. Departments to be relocated in the new offices will begin moving in from May 1972 onwards and occupation should be completed by next autumn. The erection of this building will enable us to release more space for production purposes, particularly on the 4000 floor in Building 40. At the end of September, 3600 sub-assemblies were relocated on the main 3600 assembly floor in Building 40 and the space they have vacated in Building 11 is to be occupied by Sorter Assembly. The letter’s removal from the Gloucester Trading Estate, which is being phased over the period October 7 to 1 5, marks the beginning of the transfer of personnel from Gloucester back to Mitcheldean. How traffic will be routed via the improved Barton Corner. public footpolh to ba diverted. wood. GATE HOUSE stock proof (>oat
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Before the metal components made in our
Machine and Press Shops can be incorporated
in our products, they need to be protected against
the rust and corrosion to which almost every
metal is prey.
So, en route for the assembly floors, they come to
the Automatic Plating Shop where a coating of
nickel or cadmium, applied by means of the
electroplating process, gives them that protection.
Electroplating, incidentally, was probably the first
complex process to which automation was
applied; instead of work being laboriously dipped
by human arms in various processing tanks,
automatic plants carry items by hydraulicallypowered
‘work arms’ through the various
pre-treatment, plating and post-plating stages.
Until recently the two plating plants we have
used at Mitcheldean have been a semi-automatic
‘Glydo’ and a fully automatic ‘Gem’. The Glydo
is used for nickel-plating items subject to wear,
and has a variable programme.
For plating non-wearing items with cadmium —
which represents the bulk of our plating work — we
have used the fully automatic Gem with its fixed
sequence of operations.
But despite running these t w o plants on day,
twilight and night shifts, we were still finding it
necessary to sub-contract heavily.
The Automatic Plating Depar
more automated recently. By
plating plant, allied to an ingi
loading and unloading work,
improved quality and cut out
Provision of a new automatic plating installation of
much greater capacity was therefore one of the
matters given priority by the Plant Finishing
Committee set up early this year under the
chairmanship of Mr Les Davies, Works Laboratory
Manager, to review all finishing operations and
consider how they might be improved.
Various types of plant were considered and it was
finally decided to install the ‘Trojan’ automatic,
which comes from the same stables (W. Canning
& Co. Ltd. of Birmingham) as the Gem and
Glydo. The Trojan is similar to the Gem except
that each work arm carries not one but t w o jigs.
But what makes our new plating installation so
newsworthy is its teaming up with an overhead
conveyor system (supplied by Redman Fisher
Engrg, Ltd of Tipton, Staffs.) which automatically
feeds work from each loader to the plating plant
and back again, so cutting out a great deal of
The plating tank curves round one end of the plant
(you can see part of it with the busbars on which
the pockets of cadmium anodes are hooked in the
hnitnn, igft corner). The jigs approaching on the
right are undergoing cleansing treatment. On the
far side of the plant’s central carriage can be seen
plated components returning via the post-plating
stages to the pick-up device.
It have become a great deal
tailing a bigger, more efficient
us system for conveying,
I have doubled output,
I of laborious handling.
tedious fetching and carrying, and speeding up
Before the newly arrived components can be
plated, they have to be degreased. To cope with
the greater throughput a new ICI degreasing plant
has been installed; more automated than the one it
has replaced, it can cope with about six times the
amount of work.
After degreasing, the components are loaded on to
jigs at one of six loading stations, each of which is
manned by two operators — girls during day/
twilight shifts, men during night shift. When each
jig is loaded with work, the girl concerned presses
a button and away goes the jig suspended from a
trolley to join the main track serving the plant.
On arrival, the jigs queue up to be transferred to
the plant by means of a magnetic pick-up device.
Every minute two jigs bearing finished work are
removed automatically from a plant work arm as it
emerges from the last processing stage, and two
carrying components for treatment take their place.
Fifty feet long, the plant itself is made up of a series
of 21 tanks (the unit type of construction means
that the plant could be modified later on if
necessary) and the carrying along, lowering and
lifting movement of the work arms is electronically
programmed so that each set of components gets
identical treatment.
Before the work is electroplated it gets a thorough
cleaning. This pre-treatment consists of an initial
electrolytic clean, a hydrochloric acid dip to
remove slight rust, and a second electrolytic clean
to remove fingerprints (the human fingerprint is
extremely difficult to eradicate — a fact for which
detectives must be ever grateful). After each of
these cleaning processes, the work is well rinsed.
Then comes the actual electroplating tank in which
the work is immersed for 11 minutes. The solution
in the tank is an unattractive mixture of sodium
cyanide, sodium hydroxide, cadmium oxide and
brightening agents. Suspended in wire pockets,
looking just like silver-plated billiard balls, are the
cadmium anodes. These slowly dissolve in the
solution and have to be topped up a couple of
times a week when the plant is working to full
capacity. (continued overleaf)
The hardest part was deciding how far to take the
idea of the conveyor system,’ says John Court
(left). Assistant Manager, Component
Manufncturina (Finixhinn^
On the right Roy Nicholls, Plating and Heat
Treatment Supervisor, looks at the pick-up device
which transfers the jigs from the conveyor to the
nl^tin/y niant Rnd vim yrnr^-r,
Plating of the components with cadmium is
achieved by electrolysis much as cutlery is
electroplated with silver. The jigs are lowered into
the solution. Low voltage electricity, conducted
by copper ‘busbars’, runs down through the jigs to
the work and also connects up with the cadmium
anodes. There is a bubbling as the current passes
between the anodes and the components, causing
particles of cadmium to attach themselves closely
and evenly to the components. (In time a
deposit builds up on the hooks of the jigs and they
have to be stripped for re-use.)
Two ‘drag out’ tanks come next where the solution
is allowed to drain off so as to reduce
contamination of the effluent. The effluent is of
course more highly concentrated than that from
our earlier plant. In order to deal with this,
Mr Davies told us, certain adjustments have had to
be made in the effluent system : the cycle has been
speeded up and the dosage rating of the detoxicant
has been increased, so that the discharge consent
conditions of the River Board can safely be met.
After the ‘drag out’ there are more cold water
swills, then a chromic acid dip, producing a yellow
coloration; this helps to keep the dreaded ‘white
rust’ at bay and makes the components less liable
to staining by handling.
A cold and a hot water swill and four minutes in a
drying oven, and they are ready for removal by
I hu jiy^ being iu Iris Yemm and (rigtit) b y Etiiel Constant and
Eva Smith ^’^r oiri’: ily to a new
the pick-up device which transfers the jigs back to
the conveyor system.
By means of a series of micro-switches — there
are about 70 altogether on the whole track
system — each jig-carrying trolley is able to
recognise its own loading station on the return
journey and can head for home up the right
garden path, provided the loader is ready to
receive it. If not, it obligingly continues to
circulate on the main track until given the OK
(each home track allows only t w o jigs in at one
time). Once back at the home station, the items
are unloaded and counted and the jigs reloaded
with more work for plating.
There is also a storage track on to which finished
or unfinished work can be diverted.
The whole installation, from preliminary
discussions and calculations to commencing
operation, has taken many months; the equipment
has cost a great deal of money. Has it been a
good investment ?
Although it has been running for only a few weeks
yet, the answer seems plain. The quality of the
plating is better. The manual work has been
relieved of its more laborious aspects. And there
has been a hundred per cent increase in output,
necessitating the taking on of more workers.
Which goes to prove that automation doesn’t
automatically lead to less employment!
loading station to ensure variety in the work
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Members are asked to note that the annual social
will be held much earlier this year — on November
13 instead of during January as hitherto. The
venue will be different too — the Chase Hotel,
Ross-on-Wye. • We are sorry to have to report the death of
Percy Cooper, retired LSA member, at the age of
79 years on August 28. The association was
represented at the funeral by Doris Barker.
Purchase make the running
The county of Gloucestershire has over the years
been noted for its up-and-coming cricketers and in
its time has produced some great players such as
W. G. Grace, Wally Hammond and Charlie Barnet.
I am sorry to report, however, that there were no
great or up-and-coming cricketers present at
Abenhall School on the evening of August 20 when
Rank Xerox Purchase Department played their
return needle match against Smiths Industries of
It was agreed that the teams would play 20 overs
each and the game started at 6.1 5 pm with
Smiths batting.
First to open the bowling for Purchase team was
David Newman who took two wickets for 14, one
being a brilliant catch taken by Bob Hook (who
has greatly improved since the last match). Then
came John Butt, baseball trainer Terry Bradon,
Harold Boseley, and the New Improved Bob Hook.
At the end of 20 overs. Smiths were 57 for eight
Now came the turn of the Purchase team to bat.
Opening bats were the dynamic duo David
Newman and veteran player Jim Maskill; both
retired not out — David at 14 and Jim at 2 1.
Then came John Butt who was caught for one
and Les Meadows who was caught for a duck.
(Les was out for a duck in our last match,
reported in the July/August issue, and in view of
this he is now receiving special tuition from the
Mitcheldean Wildfowl Trust I)
The New Improved Bob Hook scored 13 and
retired not out, Derek Porter was caught for 1,
cricketing Controller Bernard Smith was run-out
for a duck and Terry Bradon bowled for a duck
(looks like more for special tuition I). Then
Harold Boseley retired for 12 not out, captain
Jack Jenkins was 7 not out and Oily (Proops)
Evans was 1 not out. The result— Purchase team
winners by 23 runs.
Directly after the match the players arranged a
hundred-yards race, six from each team. At the
line-up were David Newman, Harold Boseley,
Les Meadows, Jim Maskill, Oily Evans, and Jack
Jenkins who was allowed a 35-yard start because
he was carrying excess weight (approximately
4 stone and not wearing blinkers). At the count of
three they were off and, believe it or not, at the
finishing line there was a tie between Jim, Harold,
David, Les and Oily, not to mention Jack who
crossed the line by about a foot in front.
Having thus worked up an admirable thirst, a good
evening in the Club House was had by all. — O.E.
Golfing Society gets going
The 15 members who turned up for the Golfing
Society’s outing to Abergavenny all agreed that it
had been a great success. Prizewinners in the
morning competition were: 1st—John Bird
(Production Control) ; 2nd—Pat Dulson (PED) ;
3rd—John Jones (Design). Afternoon winners
were; 1st (tied)—Ian Billson and Hugh Colby
(Data Processing) ; 3rd—Dave Ellas (Production
Special prizes awarded went to Ron Caldicutt
(PED) for highest score at one hole; Richard
Matthews (Design) for highest score at 18th hole;
and Ian Billson (Data Processing) for highest score
at 16th. Derek Parker (Accounts) got his for
swimming in the river at the 6th in pursuit of his ball I
Twenty members of the society who have just
taken up the game have been turning up for
weekly lessons from the golf professional at
Monmouth, and the society are hoping that these
20 will be augmented by a few more so that
regular indoor lessons can be arranged.
Mrs Ruby Phillips (Office Services Supervisor) —
the only lady member at the time of writing — has
been hoping to be joined by other lady golfers.
So come on girls, let’s see a few more of the fair
sex on the fairway.
Autumn Programme
The Amateur Cine & Photographic Club, who
commenced their 1971 / 72 season on September 22
with a showing of films and photographs taken
on their summer outing to Windsor, have fixed up
some varied meetings this autumn .
An illustrated talk on ‘Some British Bridges’ by
Mr B. C. Smith on October 6 is being followed by
one entitled ‘A Walk in the Pyrenees’ by Stephen
Palmer of Weston-under-Penyard (October 2 7 ) ; a
slide competition (November 10) ; and Vice-
Presidents’ Night (November 24). December 8 has
been reserved for a children’s party.
Passing through the stockbroker belt in South-
Eastern England recently, we noticed this wording
above an estate agent’s window : ‘Houses for
Sale. Soar & Soar Ltd.’
the secretary hirds
Last year we introduced a secretarial course —
basically for newcomers to the Plant, and designed
for girls with a specific educational background
who had done a years secretarial course at
college. The results of the scheme have been so
encouraging that it is being repeated, and a
1971/72 course commenced on September 6.
The pattern is much the same as last time, the girls
spending two weeks’ induction in the Training
Centre, polishing up their English and shorthand/
typing, and learning about our organisational
set-up, with visits to various departments to see
the techniques and systems they have been
taught being put into practice.
Then follows departmental training for the rest of
the year, with day release to college for more
secretarial training: half-day sessions in the
Sue Simmunas may look as if she is doing the
teaching here but in fact she is learning — how to
stand up in front of others and talk confidently on
a given subject. Sue, who is one of the two
A-level secretaries-to-be, chose dressmaking as
Training Centre at fortnightly intervals for
familiarisation with Plant procedures and systems,
e t c : holiday relief work for existing secretaries;
and finally, at the end of the course, the taking of
more advanced RSA and Pitman examinations.
This year, however, the number of participants has
been increased from six to eight, the extra two
being A-level girls straight from school who are
acquiring secretarial skills in a ‘rapid results’ style.
Sponsored by the Company, these two girls have
been attending a ‘Sight & Sound’ course at
Bristol which aims to teach students how to type
at 30 words per minute in 24 hours’ tuition.
The girls are also studying ‘speed writing’, a cross
between shorthand and longhand, which is
claimed to give a speed of 100 wpm in 125 hours’
tuition. At these classes, which are being held at
the Training Centre, they are being joined by other
girls already working at the Plant who have
special potential.
hair care to Handel’s Messiah, pollution to
canoeing. Listening to Sue are (from the left)
Pauline Howard, Karen Rogers, Estelle Davies and
Jenny Ebert: also in the audience but out of
camera range are Susan Green, Pat Gwynne and
her subject: others talked on subjects ranging from Susan Stephens.
Self-confidence is one of the attributes which the
secretarial course aims to promote. Its success in
that direction seems evident from the fact that two
members of the 1970/71 course— Lynn Hooton
and Susan Tucker — are looking forward to
spending a tough fortnight this autumn on one of
the Sail Training Association’s adventure cruises.
Together with Linda Hewlett, who works in
Mr Portman’s office, Lynn (secretary to Mr P. R. J.
Hoyland) and Susan (secretary to Mr R. E. Baker)
will be joining an all-girl cruise on the 300-ton
twin topsail schooner Malcolm Miller; they leave
Portsmouth on November 7.
The first of our two male adventurers, Richard
Probert, returned from his trip on board the
Malcolm Miller on September 11. He cruised
round the north coast of Scotland, having a look
at John O’Groats and calling in on the Outer
Hebrides and the Orkney Islands. The first week
they had a Force 9 gale but the second week the
weather was kinder. During his trip Richard not
only celebrated his 20th birthday but also
completed his period of apprenticeship, and is now
a fully-fledged engineer in Small Batch.
Apprentice Gary Rogers, assigned to the
Sir Winston Churchill, left Hull on September 12
and was due back as we went to press.
The youngsters are sponsored by The Rank
Organisation and the cruise fee is being met by
the Company who grant the necessary leave.
Did you know we have t w o Holiday Princesses
among us ?
There’s 17-year-old Estelle Davies, who joined us
last August and is taking our current secretarial
course. She won one of the ‘Miss Holiday
Princess’ weekly contests at Butlin’s, Bognor
Regis, during the summer. And there’s our own
Miss Rank Xerox — Jill Marshall of Data
Processing assembly — who came first in a similar
contest at Butlin’s, Minehead.
Both girls are going in for the regional heats and
we wish them the best of luck.
Jill and Estelle have had other successes in the
beauty queen business too. Estelle won second
prize in the ‘Miss Ross’ competition held last
August Bank Holiday in conjunction with the
town’s regatta and horticultural show. Her prize
was a hair-do by a leading Hereford hairstylist, so
she’s keeping this in reserve for when she enters
the next stage of the Butlin competition.
During her reign as Miss Rank Xerox — it ends on
November 26 when we choose her successor —
Jill has reached second place in the ‘Miss Western
Daily Press’ competition, and has been chosen as
one of the ten candidates for the regional heat of
the ‘Charm Girl of the Year’ contest, organised by
the Spastic League Club.
Putting YOUlin the pict^*-^
Miss Hilary Boughton (3600 QC) to Mansell Ward
at Aston Ingham Church on July 24.
Ronald Brown (Remodelling) to Miss Phyllis Davis
at Blaisdon Hall on July 24.
Miss Ann Jacobs (Spares & Sub-assembly) to
Gerald Morgan at Clearwell Church on August 28.
Tony Wood (Work Study) to Miss Margaret Ravenhill
at Gloucester Register Office on September 4.
Miss Veronica Frost (Comps., Accounts) to
Michael Wintle at Lydbrook Church on October 2.
Mrs Deborah Holland in July.
Miss Mary Smart (Central Records) on September 8.
Clive Griffiths (3600 progress chaser) to Miss
Monica Kerr on August 18.
Steven Alan, a son for Mrs Dora Gwilliam
(formerly Purchase), on August 20.
Lee Adam, a son for Larry Davies (Press Shop
Inspection, Cinderford), on August 30.
Ronald Brooks
We regret to report the death on September 15 of
Ronald Brooks (Accounts), aged 56.
Mr & Mrs Mansell Ward Mr B Mrs Gerald Morgan
years as engineering representative of Fuji Xerox,
left last month with his family to return to Japan.
Engineering Dept. entertained him on September 21
at a farewell dinner which was also attended by
his successor, Mr T. Shimadata,
On *24 Hours*
Holder of the Distinguished Flying Medal,
H. V. ‘Bert’ Crum of Goods Inwards Inspection
appeared on the BBC TV programme ’24 Hours’
on September 20 in connection with a new book
The Lancaster at War. Bert, who was the first
pilot to take the bomber out on operations during
the war, was interviewed by David Lomax at the
RAF airfield near Lincoln where he was stationed.
It is proposed to start a Christian Fellowship here
at Mitcheldean with the aim of bringing together
Christians for prayer and Bible study. Similar
fellowships, which are inter-denominational and
informal in character, exist in many other firms
throughout the country. Anyone interested or
requiring further details is asked to contact one of
the following : R. W. Farnham (File Control),
ext. 108: R. Love (Design), ext. 571 : Mrs. E. F.
Metcalfe (Accounts), ext. 198.
\Ne know American cars come much bigger than
ours, but did you realise their tomatoes do as
wein Keen gardener ‘Monty’ Burton of TED
brought back with him some tomato seeds of the
variety ‘Big Guy’ when he returned from a visit to
his son across the Atlantic early this year He duly
raised the plants in his greenhouse and watched
fascinated as the supports provided took the strain
of record-size tomatoes. Our picture, taken by
colleague Dennis Barnard, shows him holding in
his left hand an ordinary tomato grown from
English seed and in his right a 2 lb 5 oz one of
American extraction, the biggest guy of them all.
Monty is keeping the seeds in the hope of raising
more Big Guys next season. Asked if he could
account for the size of the tomatoes he said that,
after he had bought the seeds in Madison,
Wisconsin, there was a big explosion at the
university there, and maybe there was some kind
of fall-out I
Lady’s bicycle, good condition. Contact: R. Smith,
0 & M, Admin. Bldg 23.
Portable record player, 4-speed automatic record
change. Replies t o : Mrs E. Stembridge, tel. 287
int. or Lydney 2905.
For Sale
Chopper bike, first-class condition, new at
Christmas. Cost £36, sell at £25. Reason for
•selling — motor-bike. Apply: Mrs S. M. Barton,
C/o Daf-y-nant Service Station, Whitchurch,
nr Ross-on-Wye. Tel. Symonds Yat 471.
Gent’s bicycle, £7-50. Also doll’s pram (new) to
suit six-year-old. Cost over £15, offered at
£10o.n.o. Contact: Mrs Arnold. Tel. Coleford
Large Indian carpet, 1 0 ft. x 1 3 ft., as new. £50,
almost half price, for quick sale. Contact: Mrs F.
Witts, Production Control, Bldg 40, or ring Lea 354
after 5 pm.
Joe Davis snooker and billiard table, two cues
6ft and 3ft. Very good condition, £10. Nearly
new gorse scythe £1.50. Large Scaletrix set
(3 cars working) recently overhauled by expert
(chicanes, etc.), £10. Brand new Colt cowl
(prevents smoking fireplace), bargain at £1.50.
Phone L. J. Lane, Longhope 350 or 278 int.
(720 Remodelling).
Glazed window frames: 5 ft. 8 in. by 5 ft. with
picture window and one opening window:
5 ft. by 6 ft. 7 in. with two opening windows and
centre fixed window with fanlight over. £6 each.
Tel. Drybrook 415 after 7.30 pm.
1969 Fiat 500. £370 o.n.o. Also ‘Pacer’ class
sailing dinghy, fibreglass hull, terylene sails,
alloy mast, etc. Purchased new 1970, £175 o.n.o.
Replies to : J. C. Henwood, tel. 693 int.
Chemistry set, own collection, suit 14—15 year
old. Price £5. Contact: Miss Osborne, 4000
Assembly, Bldg 40 or at 41 Oxford Street,
Gloucester tel. 25852.
If you have, then please —
• let your departmental correspondent know,
• or leave it at either Gate House for
collection by me,
• or post it to me at Tree Tops, Plump Hill,
• or ring me — it’s Drybrook 41 5.
Myrtle Fowler, Editor
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