A time of ‘ weigh’ fewer safety rules
You may remember I recently published pictures of the old sugar factory. One person who certainly appreciated them was Pippa Yates ( nee Healey), from Orton Brimbles.
Shesaid: “Myfatherworked there in 1938 for over 30 years as a lorry driver doing ‘ shunting’, as beet wasbrought in also by rail.
“Health andsafety wasn’t in question when I used to work round the factory with my father. Mymotheralsoworkedin the weigh bridges for 17 years, and I often sat with her weighing thelorries in. WelivedinOrton Longueville and the sugar beetsmellwouldbepresent, we wereusedtoitanditwaspartof every day life.”
Pipparememberstheannual campaignandsportsday, and the old Sugar Beet Club.
She added: “My father died in 1972 and my mother in 1985, both at 80 years of age. I don’t know what they would think now with the factory gone.”
Malcolm Beechey provided us with the football picture above. He says that the man in the cap to the left is the late Albert Foster, his uncle and former lockkeeper at the Dog in a Doublet sluice gates near Whittlesey. The lady in front was Albert’s daughter Iris, and the manin the ‘ snazzy jumper’ to his right was his son in law Maurice Cook.
Do you recognise this worker at British Sugar?