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Re: Re:

Postby bill » 21 Oct 2014, 17:51

herbie wrote:
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Alf Robert, far left.

tom mitchley third from right
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Re: 35 years and over

Postby bill » 21 Oct 2014, 17:55

herbie wrote:
bill wrote:picture of some of coopers employees who have done over 35 years service

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So, I must know most of these but can't remember names. Frustrating for me. Are we allowed to post names? New to the site


i have put names to these somewhere herbie what is your name mine is bill jolley
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Re: Re:

Postby bill » 21 Oct 2014, 17:58

herbie wrote:
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Alf Robert, far left.

fred green holding cup eddie griffiths next to him know a few on all photos but job to remember all
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drainage covers

Postby Uncled8249 » 03 May 2015, 01:42

I never noticed before that these North End drainage covers were made by Coopers.

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Re: COOPERS OVER THE YEARS

Postby bill » 06 May 2015, 20:31

they used to make quie a few 60s 70s 80s
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Re: COOPERS OVER THE YEARS

Postby ian » 04 Oct 2015, 20:35

Pattern shop 1951

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Re: cooper car

Postby EWW » 28 Oct 2017, 11:26

If there are any Cooper historians on here do you know anything about the "Cooper Steam Jigger Company" that had its works burnt down on the 21st March 1917.
The works were on the banks of the Ouse and 260 people lost their jobs. I have never heard of it myself but have heard of steam jiggers, they being steam fishing boats.
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Re: cooper car

Postby EWW » 29 Oct 2017, 10:05

The Gloucester Times newspaper that I have a cutting from hence the reason for my query I think is a typo "Jigger" should read "Digger" I think.
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Re: cooper car

Postby littleoldboy » 29 Oct 2017, 19:54

That's right EWW. The Cooper Steam Digger Company was founded by Thomas Cooper. The digger was an agricultural machine. When Thomas Cooper died the firm concentrated on production of split roller bearings under the name of Cooper Roller bearings as we know it today

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Re: cooper car

Postby Mikes woody » 21 Nov 2017, 13:38

I worked at Coopers from 73 to 88 and my late father worked there until he retired.
While clearing his garage I found his old Cooper Roller bearings car club badge which he used to have on the front of his Morris Traveller. I also found an old Treasure hunt question sheet which I used to love going on.

The car badge is now on the front of my Morris Traveller which I think is only fitting.

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Re: cooper car

Postby EWW » 21 Nov 2017, 14:19

All the fleet cars on the EEB were travellers when I first started there. Love um.
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Re: cooper car

Postby Mikes woody » 21 Nov 2017, 16:13

My Dad bought his Traveller from W M Gores on Railway Road No 6 & 7,
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Re: cooper car

Postby Mikes woody » 21 Nov 2017, 19:54

Who remembers the Coopers Sport and Social annual train trips to either London or Scarborough when the club used to charter the train as a special, I met my present wife in 1974 on one of these day outings to Scarborough.

I haven't seen any pictures of these trips though.
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Re: cooper car

Postby EWW » 21 Nov 2017, 21:26

Our member Bill worked there for donkeys years and was there the same time as you, and you must know him.
If he had any pictures of the trips i'm sure he would have posted them. If for some reason he misses these
posts I will ask him next time I bump into him in town.
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Re: cooper car

Postby Mikes woody » 22 Nov 2017, 10:24

Yeah, I know Bill and his brothers who were there, also Colin F. I did an apprenticeship with Graham J as well.
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