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Vision 082

All Eyes on the Warehouse
Roy Nivison, Manager of the Supply Centre at
Mitcheldean, leaves his office behind him and
walks at a smart pace past Building 41,
accompanied by Steve Ferriman (right). As they
pass down the loading dock forecourt, deserted for
once, they take a look into the Warehouse, scene
of the Queen’s Award to Industry presentation
on November 7. But their thoughts are not on
past achievement right now — the present and the
future are demanding all their attention.
Mr Nivison Joined Rank Xerox in 1963 and has
held a variety of jobs within the Distribution
function; he was Manager, Supply Logistics
Planning, at Denham prior to taking up his
appointment at Mitcheldean this summer.
Mr Ferriman has been with the Company for
around 15 years, having worked at Mitcheldean.
at Gloucester where he was deputy manager of
the then International Distribution Centre, and at
Denham, his most recent appointment being that
of Manager of the IDC there. He is now
returning to Mitcheldean to strengthen the
Supply Centre management team. (See pages
Our Member of Parliament and the Mayor of
Gloucester, pensioners and pressmen, bankers and
builders, councillors and sub-contractors,
full-time union officials — they’ve all been invited
to our Plant on Tuesday, November 7, to see us
receive the Queen’s Award to Industry.
Representative groups from Welwyn, Denham and
Rank Xerox House, members of the Mitcheldean
management team, and 500 of our working force
(not forgetting the night shift) whose names have
been taken fairly from the payroll will also be
It is particularly appropriate that the Supply
Centre should be the scene of the presentation,
for it is from here that the finished copierduplicators
and spares that we supply to nearly
80 countries are despatched.
Many of our guests will be seeing the Plant for
the first time. For some of us it may well be
our first visit to the newly created Supply Centre,
the setting up of which has called for close
co-operation between the Plant and Supply
Looking on at the ceremony in the Supply Centre
will be some silent watchers — key figures in the
export achievement for which we have gained the
award. RX machines, ready packed in cases with
bold lettering declaring their destinations —
Germany, Greece, Finland, Singapore — are to
form the backdrop to the specially constructed
stage on which the Lord Lieutenant of
Gloucestershire, the Duke of Beaufort, will present
the award to Mr Mai Thomas, Managing Director
and Chief Executive of Rank Xerox Ltd.
An area of about 10,000 sq. ft. has been cleared
for the occasion in Building 4 1 , special
arrangements having been made with operating
companies to advance deliveries of stock so that
space could be made available.
Here tiered seating is being erected to accommodate
around 800 people so that all get a good view on
three sides of the stage. This will be backed by
decorative panels featuring the Rank Xerox
logotype and Queen’s Award symbol.
Temporary direction signs will make sure that,
once arrived at the Plant, visitors easily find their
way into the ‘amphitheatre’, via a working
exhibition of a range of Rank Xerox equipment.
(Car park B, adjacent to Building 42, will be at
the disposal of visitors and, for that day only,
people normally using this car park will use car
park A.)
Once the ceremony is over, the assembly will
move into the dining area, screened off from the
stores by decorative partitioning, and take their
seats for the champagne luncheon (Ronald Sills of
Cheltenham are looking after the food side of the
occasion). Vital though the packing cases are, we
felt they didn’t quite go with a champagne
celebration I
English spoken with a Dutch accent has become
very noticeable of late in PED and certain other
areas of the Plant. Since mid-September we have
been joined by contingents from Venray,
averaging around 25 at a time, most of them
production engineers and people from associated
production departments.
Their visits are a result of the decision, announced
by Mr Salmon in our September issue, to transfer
the manufacture of our next new product to
Jim Evans, who has held the position of Manager,
Production Planning and Control, Manufacturing
Group for the past t w o and a half years, has
been entrusted with particular responsibility for
the whole operation, and his appointment as
Participation is a term which means different
things to different people. It is a subject on which
much has been said and written, but very few
people have had practical experience of its
application in the workplace situation.
The aim of the annual conference of the European
Federation of Productivity Services, held in
Stresa, Italy, last May, was to hear from people
with practical experience in the active participation
of individuals in their daily work and its
development. Lionel Lyes, Manager, Personnel,
Manufacturing Group, was one of the distinguished
speakers from European countries invited to
address the conference, and his experience of
work carried out in our Plant at Mitcheldean
aroused much interest.
Mr Lyes emphasised that the essence of
participation is getting together to work out the
answer to a common problem, the answer being
such that it benefits to the utmost all parties
concerned in the discussions. This idea, by and
large, is acceptable to most people in principle,
but they are apt to have reservations, to
misinterpret it in practice, or to dislike the principle
when they discover what the practice means.
The reservations centre on anxiety about the
results of the co-operation; managers fear loss of
authority, union officials a loss of importance and
the men a loss of job due to increased efficiency.
Co-operation can, in fact, increase the authority
of management, give unions an increasingly vital
role and give men more security and stability.
For industrial relations to be based on co-operation
there has to be mutual concern for each other’s
interests. An integrated solution must be found,
rather than a compromise solution. Whilst
discussion is a ’round the table’ situation, in which
everyone looks for the integrated answer (best for
everyone), argument is an ‘opposite sides of the
table’ situation, in which opposing parties try to
win points to their own advantage.
He stressed that management must remain
competitive. Workers want a high standard of
living. As long as these two needs are seen as
conflicting interests (the traditional approach),
there is argument and a compromise solution is the
best that can be achieved. When all concerned
take a mutual interest in each other’s needs,
discussion and an integrated solution are possible.
Argument aims at winning — discussion at finding
the best answer for all concerned.
Paying tribute to the efforts of managers and all
those employed at Mitcheldean in their endeavour
to establish a style of working relationship
compatible with the times, he emphasised that
legislation and formal machinery for the
establishment of Joint Works Committees may
assist in achieving a more orderly pattern of events,
but will do little by themselves to create interest in
the work, the job satisfaction, the sense of
fulfilment necessary to achieve maximum
These must be augmented by practical
participation between management and those they
manage at all levels in the day-to-day workplace
situation — a style of management — a way of
working together.
Manufacturing Programme Manager for the new
product was announced in October.
One of his main tasks is to co-ordinate activities
between Mitcheldean and Venray to ensure a
smooth transition of manufacturing responsibilities,
and he is having to Channel-hop weekly between
here and Holland. (He is not, as rumoured, taking
up residence in Holland I)
Accommodation and transport for our Dutch
visitors are being dealt with at our end by Derek
Wintle, Personnel Administration Officer, assisted
by Sue Simmonds. The permutations of lengths
of stay, time of arrival and departure, bookings
on flights and at hotels, etc., have kept Sue
almost living on the telephone, with timetables
propped up in front of her. And, as Derek put it,
‘We’ve been hammering the Telex room.’
Jim Evans, appointed
Programme Manager.
We hope to tell you more about how the
operation, which will last well into 1973, is
progressing in future issues.
Football Final
The Interdepartmental Football Tournament final,
held on October 29 at Cinderford Causeway
Ground, was won by the Linestoppers (Production
Control) with four goals to Maintenance’s one.
Full write-up next month.
The Ladies’ Football Team are playing Coleford
Youth Centre on November 26 at Coleford. They’d
like your support. Would-be members please
contact Bob Davies or Daisy Barnard (Spares &
Important Engagement
Robin Berks had an important appointment to keep
before he left for the USA. He had to call at
Badman’s, the Coleford jewellers, to choose an
engagement ring for Margaret Winch — all in the
cause of the Cine Club’s entry for the Gloucester
Cine Competition to be held at our Plant next March.
Final shooting for the romantic comedy entitled
‘First Impressions are not always so dangerous’ is
now complete, and club chairman Jack Seal is
getting down to the all-important job of
editing. ‘We have had unstinted co-operation from
the Coleford police, the people at the Wye and
Chase Hotels, Badman’s — in fact all we have
approached for help in the making of this film,’
said Jack.
To show their appreciation, the club are arranging
an evening’s entertainment soon when everyone
involved will be invited to see a pre-premiere of
the film, together with some other club films.
Henry Phillips, immediate past chairman of the
Sports & Social Club, receives a Parker pen and
pencil set from Ray Mann, club chairman; a
similar set was also presented to George
Burndred, former treasurer Said Ray: ‘It is not
normal practice for retiring officers of the Club
to receive any presentation, but in view of the
fact that Henry and George have been with the
club for such a long time, and in recognition of
all the good work they have done to keep the
club alive under difficult circumstances, the
committee felt that the club should show its
appreciation in a small way.’ For George the
presentation also served as a gift on leaving the
Stop P r e s s:
It is planned to hold the Annual Dance sometime
in March.
Standing Room Only
Members of the Cine & Photographic Club had
kindly offered to project the film ‘Two a penny’
for us on September 27, and they were ready and
waiting to make a prompt start.
So we cleared the ballroom and set out the chairs,
hoping that enough of them would be filled, not
only to justify the presentation of a film like this,
but because the message of the story was, and is,
and always will be imperative to this and every
It asked simple questions. Where are you going ?
What is your life really worth ?
And the people came. In twos and threes, in
dozens and scores, young ones, teenagers,
middle-aged and elderly. They came to fill the
room, completely, until it became ‘standing room
only’, our first, altogether too conservative,
estimate falling far, far short of the mark.
Afterwards, one young man of about 12 years,
who must have had dreams of this film being the
first of a festival of Cliff Richard films, asked :
‘Are you going to show “Summer Holiday” next?’
There must be a moral there somewhere.
But the questions remain. We trust that you who
came to listen found some satisfactory answers; if
you did not, we of the Christian Fellowship are
always on hand to try and help you personally to
find them.
We sincerely thank the Management for allowing
us the use of the ballroom, without which this
very successful effort could not have taken place.
We thank the staff also who helped in any way
both before and after the showing of the film.
W . C . F .
‘Learn to recognise your tension symptoms.’
A recent article in the magazine ‘International
Management’ discusses present-day job pressures
and suggests ways of coping with them. This is
how our cartoonist interprets one suggestion —
more cartoons follow in future issues.
New Training Centre
Over 1,000 trainees will attend the new £ 1 i
million residential training centre at Newport
Pagnell in the coming year.
The centre is the headquarters of the Rank Xerox
UK region’s education and training department. A
variety of different courses, varying in length from
a few days to six weeks, are run for service
engineers, salesmen, managers and customer
relations officers. Facilities at the centre, which
caters for up to 150 trainees, include 1 9 lecture
rooms, 10 syndicate rooms, a closed circuit
television studio, a library, and a cinema.
A wide range of modern training techniques are
used by the full-time teaching staff of 62.
Trainees take part in role-playing situations in front
of a closed circuit TV camera and later analyse
their behaviour on the recorded play back.
Business games are used for management
training, and in the more technical engineering
courses programme learning kits, which are linked
with 35mm slide presentations, allow service
engineers to study at their own pace.
LETTER Eva Smith of Auto Plating was given a good
send-off at the end of September when she
retired after 15 years’ service. John Court,
Manager, Component Manufacturing (Finishing)
presented her with a gold locket from her
colleagues and Les Davies gave her a mounted
plaque, made in the shops, on which were
engraved her colleagues’ best wishes for a happy
retirement — one of those colleagues being her
own brother, Harold I There were also a bottle of
sherry and a bouquet for her, while from the LSA
she received a cheque and a bracelet, handed over
by Henry Phillips. Our picture shows Eva with
Roma Meredith and Ethel Constant (right).
‘It’s going to be difficult remembering to call my
friends “Sir”,’ joked Paul Gregory when he retired
from his position of Manager, Advanced
Manufacturing, on September 29 after 19 years
with us. For Paul has started up his own
consultancy business and Rank Xerox are among
his first customers. Apart from contributing
crossword puzzles to VISION in the past, Paul, the
‘Poet Laureate’ of Design Engineering, has
produced over the years a non-stop flow of verses
and cartoons, and we gather there is no fear of his
inspiration drying up. At a farewell party on
September 28, Director of Engineering Stan Pratt
presented Paul with a black leather briefcase on
behalf of his colleagues. The LSA gave him a
pair of binoculars.
‘The creation of the Supply Centre could not
have been achieved successfully without
the close co-operation of Manufacturing’, says
Roy Nivison, Supply Centre Manager.
As someone put it, ‘We’re not just a big blaci<
hole into which all the products of Mitcheldean
The ‘hole’ he was talking about was, of course,
the Supply Centre, known to us until recently as
the International Distribution Centre or IDC.
Though not divorced from us, it lived apart for a
while at Gloucester, returning to take up residence
in Buildings 41 and 42 early this year. Then in the
summer, like its brothers at Venray and Denham,
it not only changed its name but transferred its
allegiance from Manufacturing Group to Supply
Set up under the direction of Gwilym H. Peregrine,
Supply Division has total responsibility for the
supply of all machines, spares and consumables to
Operating Companies, distributors and East
European Operations, and that includes machine
and assembly refurbishing in the field.
‘The creation of the Supply Centre activity at
Mitcheldean could not have been achieved
successfully without the close co-operation of
Manufacturing,’ says Roy Nivison, Manager of
the Centre.
The adoption of the new name ‘Supply Centre’, he
told us, was no mere nominal change; it reflected
a widening of function. While carrying out the
original responsibilities of the former IDC, the
Centre now also embraced the function of Parts
Requirements Planning; as Spares Programming,
this used to come under the umbrella of
Production Control Department.
Two of the major jobs which face the Supply
Division, and with which the Supply Centre is
very much involved, are : the setting up of Venray
as a Supply Centre for the EEC countries (we are
advising them on programming and will provide
the supplies from which they can set up their own
stocks); and the gaining of better control of
corporate stocks throughout the Supply Centres
and Operating Companies, generally preventing
overstocking without prejudicing the service that
has always been given.
It is intended that there shall be much more
direct contact with Operating Companies in future,
and the methods used by them to stock up will be
studied with a view to improving methods and
techniques all over the world.
Heading the Parts Requirements Planning function
is Richard (Dick) Skyrme, recently returned from
a tour of duty at Xerox Corporation.
‘We have been bedded out and
we are now going to grow on
our own’.
As he puts it, ‘The plant pot is off. We have
been bedded out, and we are now going to
grow on our own.’
Forecasting trends for 12 and more months ahead
might appear to require a crystal ball. Spares
Requirements Planning prefer more down-to-earth
methods— mathematical systems with off-putting
names like ‘double and single exponential
smoothing techniques’ I
There’s no mystique about this, our programming
prophets assure us; it merely means working out
a ‘smooth path’ by averaging requirements. The
criteria by which they work are obtained by
considering factors such as the expected life of
the parts concerned, the circumstances under
which they will be used, the time it takes to get
them to their destination, etc.
Fed with data from our own computer at
Mitcheldean, from Production Control, Field
Spares Control in Uxbridge and other sources, the
section is able to forecast future demand with
workable certainty, although, crystal balls being
hard to come by these days, such forecasts are
liable to be affected by, for example, international
situations and other unforeseeable developments.
‘In the past, parts incorporated in our machines
have been extensively common,’ pointed out
Alan Phelps, Dick’s assistant. ‘New models in the
A T A L L ORDER ^ ^ ^ ^
Above: Linda Ford {left) and Helen Roberts copy
‘ticket frames’ holding spares order documentation
in see-through pockets; with its 30-bin sorter,
the RX 7000 machine, which will reduce as it
copies, is an integral part of the Stock St Order
Control system. Above right: Joy Hyatt produces
invoices on the mercator, a calculating machine
with printing capability. Right: Section leader
Jack Butlin (far right) and his team record
incoming and outgoing movements of spares
Above: Interface in action—Alan Phelps and
(standing) Dick Skyrme of Parts Requirements
Planning (Supply) with John f[/lacDonald of
Production Control (Manufacturing).
Left: Warehouse Systems Manager Geoff Gray
looks at the 4000 launch plan with ExportIImport
supervisors Gerald Cooke (far left) and Bernard
Measham (standing); far right is David Warrington,
Stock B Order Control supervisor.
Pauline Rees sits at the communications centre,
sending and receiving messages — enquiries,
orders, flight details — to and from places as far
apart as Holland and Hong Kong, and keeping
us in direct contact with our Operating Companies
and distributors. An ’emergency’ order can be
completed and on its way within four hours of
being received via telex. The two machines are
augmented by a Rank Xerox 400 Telecopier,
which transmits documents over the ‘phone.
Pictured with Pauline are Geoff Gray and
Gerald Cooke.
pipeline are taking on an altogether different
feature and so more sophisticated techniques of
control will be needed.’
Talking of systems, let’s take a look at Stock &
Order Control section, an administrative support
function headed by Geoff Gray, Warehouse Systems
Manager, where requests for current supplies are
dealt with.
Spares orders usually arrive in the form of a coded
‘ticket’. Adjustments are made to relevant stock
records and the tickets, together with the
necessary documentation — export declaration,
invoicing address, picking instruction to warehouse,
packing and despatch instructions, etc. — are
copied on our 7000, an integral part of the system.
Part number tickets then go to the computer
which keeps Parts Requirements Planning in the
picture. While the order is picked and packed,
invoicing is completed (we sell to our Operating
Companies who in turn rent the machines to
After packing of the order, Bernard Measham and
his team of shipping clerks lake over; they have to
know about insurance, bills of lading, letters of
credit and the other mysteries of export/import
operations. Here again tremors from political
‘earthquakes’ and other unpredictable
developments make themselves felt. A change in
a balance of payments, a Colonel Amin — and the
section is faced with a sudden revision of
procedures which may have existed unaltered for
‘The primary aim is to l rented machines running and
the revenue coming in.’
In building a copier, a minor slip could have
far-reaching results; the same applies in this area.
The primary aim is to keep our rented machines
running and revenue coming in, so a disciplined
system of control is essential.
‘At present,’ Geoff told us, ‘we are in the process
of revising the machine stock control and
invoicing procedures to bring them into line with
that for spares, so as to ensure greater flexibility
and smoother working.’
Over to Warehouse Operations, a title which
explains itself. Paul Adcock has the responsibility
for the day-to-day running of the warehouse,
including the receipt of machines and spares,
their storage, packing and despatch, whether it be
new machines off the production lines for storing
and subsequent issue, or machines coming in for
High bay racking with narrow aisles, through
which the special Spacemaster and order pickers
operate, makes possible the optimum use of space
for parts.
‘Next year,’ said Paul, ‘we hope to introduce
racking for the machines themselves and
investigations are being carried out into the best
methods to adopt.
‘We are also developing plans, in collaboration
with Facilities Planning, for a complete revision of
the layout of the warehouse itself, to make the
f l ow of goods even smoother.’
To give you some idea of the volume of those
goods. Transport clerk Terry Daunter informed us
that spares weighing a total of over 7 million Kgs
(that’s approximately 7,000 tons) were moved to
Operating Companies and Venray over the past 12
months; in the same period, in excess of 35,000
machines were despatched to various countries.
Packing these goods for despatch is carried out
under Joe Rooke’s supervision, the materials
and methods used being the result of careful
research by a small but vital section known as
Packaging. Located within the warehouse, the
Continued on p. 10
Supervisor Ron Partner (rigfit) and Ron Lewry study tfie
macfiine allocations in Transport & Despatch, the section
concerned with the movement of machines and spares in
and out of the warehouse. The numbers of machines
designated for the various countries are worked out by
Machine Control at Denham and related to production.
A Spacemaster, operated by Tom
Simmonds, pauses at the end of the
aisle between high bay racking
while Stores supervisor Frank Beard
(left) checks an item with Paul
Adcock, Warehouse Operations
Manager. The stillage contains spares
packed in plastic bags.
Moving stocl<~in and
out of the warehouse
Above left: Roger Aylward of
Transport & Despatch checks serial
number plates on 4000 machines
off the production line as they enter
the warehouse. That’s Tony Hopkins
operating the forklift. Left: Watched
by Paul Adcock, forklift driver
Sam Reed loads 4000 machines into
a TIR vehicle. Goods are also
despatched by air, sea and rail
freight services, consignments for
UK destinations being carried mainly
by our own fleet of eight heavy
commercial vehicles.
section is sometimes referred to as the ‘paper and
string people’ — an amusing but far from accurate
name for a unit whose job it is to see that the
machines and spares we manufacture are fully
protected, whether being stored or transported
halfway across the world.
Does the pack meet the ‘fragility factor’ ? Is the
cost economic ? These are the kind of questions
Packaging have to consider when designing
a new pack for, say, a transistor, or a machine
not yet in production.
They have to keep an eye, too, on fresh
developments in the field of plastics, packaging
methods, etc., and there is constant liaison with
Venray, Denham and Xerox Corporation not only
to exchange information but also to ensure there
is no unnecessary duplication of effort.
Below: left, Charlie Weyman and Bob Hoyles
pack spares in an overshipper carton; right, John
Boseley uses a steel bander to tighten and cut
the steel bands around a wooden crate bound
for South Africa ; helping is Brian Woodward.
Above: Eric Real, Packaging Manager, looks
at a problem from a fresh angle; with him are
John Hodgson (centre) and Johnny Johnson.
Letter from Australia
Margo Fellows of Central Records, who runs the
Mitcheldean Cub Scouts, was surprised to
receive the following letter from down under:
‘Even in Australia we read VISION. I am John
Lynne and work in the Distribution Department of
Rank Xerox Australia.
I usually manage to read the occasional copy of
the house magazine and as a friend of mine is in
the Scouting Movement, I took particular interest
in the article (issue no. 77, May 1972) where the
cubs of 1st Mitcheldean were shown over the
Production Engineering Dept. I gave him a copy
of the magazine to show the cubs of his troop. He
has since requested me to forward his address to
you in the hope that you or your group members
will be interested in writing and exchanging
badges with the members of his troop.
‘He is the troop leader of 1st North Bondi Group
and a very keen and conscientious worker for the
cause. I would be pleased if you can write to him
as it would be good for the kids to appreciate that
the Scouts are a world-wide organisation.
‘Regards from Rank Xerox Australia.’
In her reply, Margo has told John Lynne about our
Plant and about the Mitcheldean Cub Scouts, in
the hope that the exchange of information, and of
badges, will be of mutual benefit. ‘After all’, says
Margo, ‘it is International Friendship Year, and we
feel we’ve played a part in it now.’
MtingYOUinthe picture
Shirley and Jeffrey Nicholls
Shirley Jenkins (Purchase Dept) to Jeffrey
Nicholls at the Assemblies of God Church,
Coleford, on September 9.
Jeanette Meek to Lewis Colwell (both of
Production Control) at the Forest Church,
Drybrook, on September 16.
Maureen Freeman (Design Punch Room) to
Philip Britton at Holy Jesus Church, Lydbrook, on
September 23.
Gwynneth Bevan (International Communications,
Design) to David Hart (Tool Room) at St. John’s
Church, Cinderford, on September 30.
Diane Stratford (Purchase Office) to apprentice
Tony Tovey on September 13.
Denise Jones (Reception/Switchboard) to
Royston Meek (Carpenters Shop) on October 13.
21 S t Birthday
Roy Bullock (4000 Dept.) on October 4.
More retirements
Ernie Brown, storekeeper in Model Shop, who
has been with us nearly seven years, and George
Browne, foreman in Polishing & Plating Shop, who
joined us 11 years ago, both retired at the end of
If you have, then please —
• let your departmental correspondent
• or leave it at any Gate House for collection
by me,
• or post it to me at Tree Tops, Plump Hill,
• or ring me — it’s Drybrook 415.
Myrtle Fowler, Editor
Jeanette and Lewis Colwell Gwynneth and David Hart.
Congratulations to —
Christine Cooper (3600 Assembly) and her
husband who celebrated their 25th wedding
anniversary on November 1.
Lee Darryl, a son for Darryl Stephens (Press Shop,
Cinderford), and his wife, on September 23.
Karen Louise, a daughter for Bob Toomer (Model
Shop) and his wife, on September 25.
Jocelyn Dawn, a daughter for Bill Constable (Data
Processing) and his wife Chris (formerly Works
Laboratory), on September 27.
Paul Anthony John, a son for Ken Scrivens
(Stores & Stock Control) and his wife Julia
(formerly Despatch Office) on October 18.
We regret to report the following deaths :
Ivor Dobbs (chief time clerk), aged 52, on
October 7 ; Dennis Donovan (Paint Shop), aged
65, on October 9; Morgan Hatton (forklift
driver), aged 55, on October 10.
Flo James
{Machine Shop
office) has reached
the area finals of
the Butlin’s
contest for the
third time. If she
wins the southern
area finals to be
held shortly, she
goes on to the
national finals.
Medical Changes
Dr Paul/ chats
with IVIedical staff
Barbara IVIeel^
(left) and Norah
Dr Martin, the
new Works
Medical Officer
Doll’s pram, suit 6 to 7-year-old, must be excellent
condition. Contact R. C. Smith, Data Processing,
tel. 151 int.
Any scraps of wool for charity knitting. Will
collect. Please ring 601 int. or Drybrook 764.
Guitar, not electric, good condition, reasonable.
Ring Mrs J . Prosser, 108 int.
For Sale
Olivetti portable typewriter, nearly new, well worth
£15. Rayburn solid fuel room heater, 6R, with
back boiler complete with two panel radiators,
£12. Contact W. Luker, Training School, tel.
374 int.
Swallow pushchair, navy, very good condition.
Offers t o : G. Manns, 33 Steam Mills, Cinderford.
Pedigree cot and mattress £ 8 ; Carrycot £2;
Karrimor carrier, suit ages 6 months to 5 years, £1 ;
pram canopy £1. Ring S. Palmer, 762 int.
Aga SF30 solid fuel boiler (central heating),
30,000 BTUs; BBC2 aerial. Contact Ken Davies,
4000 floor after 4 pm (nightshift).
Malibu surfboard, 9ft, unused. Contact P. Goodwin,
tel 674 int.
Dr Pauli has retired as Works Medical Officer after
having served us for 27 years in that capacity. At
the end of September the Medical Department
presented him with a voucher for £20 to be spent
on restocking his garden, the money having been
collected throughout the Plant. He is continuing
to cover the Plant as the ‘factory appointed
doctor’ to carry out statutory medical examinations.
Dr R. E. Martin replaces him as Works Medical
Another retirement in Medical Department —
Ernie Paddock, night shift first aider for the past
seven years, left us at the end of October.
Replacing him initially on night shift is Rajack
Saib, SRN, RMN, who hails from Mauritius.
Rajack trained at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital
and London ; he went to Canada for a few years,
then moved on to New York City where he gained
further nursing experience.
Sister Collins is convalescing after hospital
treatment and we wish her a speedy recovery.
17 (not before). Full rules were published in our
October issue no. 8 1 .
Mothercare de luxe pram, navy detachable body,
folding super chassis with shopping tray, little
used, £10. ‘Phone Westbury-on-Severn 376.
Twin pushchair, navy, with hood and apron.
Bargain £8. Apply: A. Rawlings, Maintenance,
tel. 471 int. or Mrs. A. Powell, File Control,
108 int.
English Electric cooker, t w o burners and grill (one
burner to be renewed). Offers to D. Cox, tel.
697 int.
To Let
Flat in Lydbrook, self-contained, fully furnished
and carpeted throughout. Accommodation
comprises: kitchen including refrigerator and
cooker, dining-room, lounge with television,
bathroom, separate WC, three double bedrooms.
Further details from Mrs S. Grail, Drybrook 764
or 601 int.
Your entry for the ‘Sell a Picture’ Competition
should be delivered to Mr A. Bryson’s office in
Productivity Services Dept., BIdg 40, on November
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