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In 1958 he married Margaret Bacon, with our warm approval, and in August started working for British Relay Wireless as service manager for the Sheffield area.


Left, Gold Plating Tank. Right, Extensive manufacturing supplies on shelves.

In 1962 he passed his finals exam in telecommunications and obtained his City and Guilds certificate. After building up a busy service station employing several vans, they turned down his application to be put on the staff, so he left and joined I.T.V. and went to Emley Moor transmitting station. The work was not as demanding as expected with much time spent playing chess and games, then panic stations if transmission failed. The next move was as technical and production manager of a television factory employing two hundred people. Around this time, printed circuit boards were beginning to replace the conventional wiring together of components. The factory was paying such high prices for them he decided to leave and have a go at making and selling them himself. Also he could see no better long-term prospects with the firm.


Left, Sons Roger and David with Spray Etcher 1967. Right Roger with Ex Police camera. Purchased in 1967 for 150.

A small back street shop in Rochdale was rented, and after some experimenting, the first few boards were produced. Having little capital all the tools were second hand. These included a foot operated guillotine, pillar drill and surplus dark room equipment I gave him.


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