Great to catch up with old colleagues
The nearly total workforce taken back in the early 1990s at the Wolston factory
One of the most enjoyable periods of my time in engineering was with FFD Ltd from 1988 - 1994, here we all gathered for an anniversary photograph outside the main office; no digital or drones back then, I clearly remember the photographer perched on the tallest step ladders I had ever seen!
Last time we got together was 10 years ago and it was amazing to see how people had moved on or stayed in the same role, quite a few had transitioned to Ricardo who bought FFD in 1994 just as I left to move into the food manufacturing industry.
Ten years later and we are an older group with many attending last Friday at The Oak in Baginton well into retirement.
It was again great to catch up with old colleagues a couple of whom I served my apprenticeship with at Noel Penny Turbines Ltd which was in itself a feeder for talent to FFD, in fact part of the night could've been a NPT reunion as well.
With our increasing age it was agreed it may become an annual gathering as nearly everyone said how much they had enjoyed the evening.
I'm far left front row with the design boys wearing a moustache and boiler suit!