Wolverton and New Bradwell in old picture postcards

Wolverton and New Bradwell in old picture postcards

:   R.A. Croft
:   Buckinghamshire
:   United Kingdom
:   978-90-288-4870-2
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59. We have just dropped in ... ! Negotiating steep hills was not always easy-going! A threshing engine belonging to Whitings Farm at Castlethorpe has careered off the road in BradweIl Road, ne ar the Canal Hili at New BradweIl. The exact date forthis event is uncertain c.191O.

60. This scene has changed !ittle in half a century except for the absence of traffic. On the left of this view of Newport Road, New BradweIl is the corner of Glyn Street, named after George Carr Glyn, later the 1st Baron Wolverton, who was successively chairman of the London & Birmingham and the London & North Western Railways. On the right is the 'Bottom Club' one of New BradweIl's two Werking-Men's Clubs. The motor-bike has a Buckinghamshire registration. Photograph dated c.1930.

61. The Reverend A. Newman Guest was the colourful vicar of St. James' Church, New BradweIl from 1908-1946. Here he is on holiday with his children Betty, Newman and Castlefrank. 'Joey' Guest was a complex character, an accomplished musician and a man interested in local history which he recounted in a series of 'Stantonbury Tales' in the 1920's. He was a person of strong views who did not always see eye-to-eye with his parishioners.

62. This formidable group of men includes Mr. C.A. Park, the Superintendant, and some of his officers and foremen at Wolverton in November 1907. Mr. Park is eighth from the right on the front row. On his right is Mr. Mason, then Works Manager who was himself to become Works Superintendant from 1924-1928.

63. A view inside the Machine Shop in 1926. This part of the Works was formerly the Bogie Shop until the reorganisation and introduetion of progressive building in 1925-26. By using the overhead runway system it was possible to lift a pallet of workpieces, which can be seen stored next to the machines, and move it to any other machine in the shop.

64. Another view inside Wolverton Works showing the Underframe Shop, Carriage side as it appeared in 1925-26. On the right is a subordinate bay in which bogie frames are being constructed. On the right of the central or main bay are carriage underframes in the various stages of their construction. In the centre of this bay 6 wheel wagon frames are being assembled, The left hand subordinate bay is being used as a store for machined steel members and channel.

65. It was here in the Electric Shop that the Wolverton Train Lighting System was manufactured. Invented and designed at Wolverton by Mr. Foale in 1912, th en foreman ofthis shop, the system was adopted both by the L.M.S.R. (1923-48) and British Rail for their MK.1. stock (1948-63). Up to 30 sets were being manufactured each week at Wolverton. The foreign rights of this system were bought by Messrs. Stone & Co. Ltd., of London who manufactured and distributed the product world-wide.

66. This photograph was taken in 1906 and shows the carriage side of the Frameshop. In the centre of the photograph an underframe is being lowered onto its bogies under the watchful eye of the foreman. The Machine Row in the subsidiary bay along the northern wall was served by hand operated overhead cranes.

67. Progressive building, or as we know it today, a production line, was introduced at Wolverton by Mr. Mason (the Works Superintendant) in 1926. This photograph shows the second operation in the Body Shop, that of constructing the roof of an L.M.S. standard coach.

68. The third operation on the production line in the Body shop was that of hanging the doors. The photograph is dated c.1926.

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