I've been thinking of putting a page together for the old stalwarts of Lucas Aerospace based primarily in Birmingham at York Road, incorporating those based at Shaftmoor Lane and Marston Green who later moved to York Road.
We have a Facebook presence so why not join us there?
I have noticed some people trying to access the pages are people I don't recognise so if anyone tells you they have tried and been rejected, etc., do let me know and then it can be taken from there. The pages are meant for people that worked at LAe York Rd., and/or its previous sites and not across Lucas UK wide. Maybe we need to change the page to LAe York Rd for clarification. Comments?
A site of interest for those that have retired from Lucas/TRW
The following site has been sent in for those that might be interested who as the title suggests have retired from Lucas/TRW
The site is www.lucaspensioners.org.uk and we are told that one of the nice features is that that the first year's membership is free.
I understand some people retired from Goodrich and AEC and as I am not in a position to answer any questions that you may have, I can only suggest you contact the relevant people directly, both for this organisation and the top item, re the reunion.
Lucas Memories Site
There's a site that groups Lucas Memories that is worth a viewing. Please note that it is still currently under development and some of the links aren't fully functional so my advice would be to go have a look at it and then revisit it at regular intervals.
I have learnt that Jackie Hill passed away but there is a statement on the Page saying it will remain active and be updated, but I know no more than that.
If you can help fill in some of the details the site would like to hear from you and their contact details are shown on the page.
I have tried to contact the above in line with the information on the site but have never had a response so I'm not sure what the current situation with the site is. If you can enlighten me, please do.
"The York Road Street Saga" - as told to Uncle Tony E'Benn
We had amongst us a writer of short stories, and these became known as "The York Road Street Saga - as told to Uncle Tony E'Benn". These stories were much sought after by all, including the management, who for some reason seemed to be able to associate the characters in the stories with themselves! Strange that as all characters within these stories were ficticious and hence any association was in the mind of the beholder!
I have unearthed these collector's pieces and have begun to scan them in and post them up on the site for all to share. If you know anyone that might like to read these through again, then by all means point them to this page!
The Saga's are now on line so go to the Saga page and click on the Issue to read it!
These are in pdf format so you will need a pdf reader! I had considered putting them up as one HTML file but left them as separate files in pdf format. Maybe we should produce a book of them!! Feedback please.
The next stage is to scan in other humourous articles along with the cartoons and maybe at a later date I'll get to the A3 versions of the magazine and the articles submitted by Geoff Slack!
Watch this space!