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Ron Taylor - 1401

A recollection from Charles Ronald (Ron) Taylor:
I started my apprenticeship in the auxiliary shop under George Harwood on the same day as Peter Howard (works No.1402). My works No. was 1401. When closure of the CMEW took place, I was one of six apprentices kept on to clear the machinery from all the different shops ready for the auction. Our team was journeyman Bill Jaimeson, myself and Terry Wilson. When the auctions had been done and the shops cleaned-up so that they could be handed back to the railway authority, I went to Graythorpe for two weeks and then signed on with Ellerman lines. Ah! the life at sea.

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