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The Phoenix Years

I left McMichael Radio to work back on the Slough Trading Estate at the Phoenix Rubber Company. They produced rubber compounds that went into all sorts of products for instance windscreen wiper blades and rubber bonded to metal engine mountings … Continue reading

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From Pigeon to Canary

From my first job to my second took only a couple or three¬†weeks. I had signed on for unemployment benefit but that amounted to just over ¬£2 a week – and that was the rate for a grown man in … Continue reading

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Tea Boy to Rock ‘n Roll

We cannot have been living in Old Windsor for long, it was about August 1956 and just a couple of months from school that my father arranged my first job. As area supervisor for Melias he used to visit the … Continue reading

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