1981


Group Photographs 1981 Intake

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This one is a picture of a mechanical and electrical apprentices (intake year 1981) on a visit to Sellafield.
 I'm the only one not looking at the camera - cos I was feeling Andrea Scrivens arse at the time.

Photo and commentary supplied by Ste Droughton

Front Row (L-R): Paul Roscoe, Tony Clayton, Alan Leach,Russell Makinson, Andy Yates, Ian Wright, ??, Cath Hull, Dave Lashley.
Second Row: Tony 'Tubby' Wheat, ??,.
Third Row: Steve Gerrard, Andy Bono, ??, Geoff Barker, Ian Summersgill, Andrea Scrivens,Robin Meachin, Paul Maher, Dave Armitage.
Fourth Row: Andy Faid, Neville Dean, Ian Maddock, ??, Jonathon Sharples, Steve Droughton, 'Beaker'
Back Row: Tony Jeffries, Mark Hopkins, ??, John Mooney, ??, Matt Airey, John Yates, ??, ??,??, James Gorman, Peter Roach, Mike Pinion.

Photo supplied by Gary Aighton

Front Row (L-R): ??, ??,??,??,??,John Hulse, Steve Wardle, James Duncan
Second Row: Carl Ruddick,??,??,Paul Stewart, Nigel ?, John Pettit,??
Third Row: ??, Ste Entwistle,??,??,Gorgdon ?, David Jones Andy Bono, ??, Geoff Barker, Ian Summersgill, Andrea Scrivens,Robin Meachin, Paul Maher, Dave Armitage.
Fourth Row: ??
Back Row: Tall lad middle back Andrew Bennett

 

 

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Apparently the 1981 intake was very large and there were three separate trips to Sellafield/Windscale that year, this is another 1/3 of year photo goes with the other 1/3 submitted by Ste Droughton. 

 Incidentaly this photograph also includes a couple of ex-apprentices who are no longer with us  - Tony Johnson and Andy Phillips.

Photo supplied by Bob Wolstencroft

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Special 1981 apprentice designed sub-woofer speaker system - unless anyone can tell me otherwise?

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This one is a picture of a young lad who won a conker competition. We used all the skill and knowledge gained in the training school to make him a 'trophy' and presented him with it in Ned Pinions workshop.

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1981 Intake Apprentice football team, sporting a team strip that look like cut-down green overalls. Can anyone name all the players, the photo's a bit fuzzy like my eyesight.

Photo supplied by Steve Beever Photo and commentary supplied by Ste Droughton Photo supplied by Gary Aighton

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Benny and Julie Hayton sitting on Geoff Bibby's knee a risky thing to do at the best of times.

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Nick Rhodes , Geoff Bibby, Andrew Bennett & Peter Carr in the finest Moss Bross gear.

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1981 Apprentice tea break, AM was best with milky coffee and an incredibly greasy pastie from the UKAEA canteen

Photo supplied by Peter Carr Photo supplied by Peter Carr Photo supplied by Steve Beever

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Apparently 1981 intake also had Manchester City Council sponsored apprentices.

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1981 PVC clad apprentices identity unknown prior to entering a tight damp passageway somewhere on the Derbyshire/Yorkshire border.

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1985 End of time dinner for 1981 intake.

Fred Dibnah must have been guest speaker as he's sat right next to the best looking apprentice and that's not Martin Cawley who's sat behind him in white.

Photo supplied by Steve Beever

 Photo Supplied by Nev Dean.

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A doorway stuffed full of apprentices somewhere in Germany 1985, just goes to show that fancy block pavin' ain't new. 
Bet the apprentice in the red teeshirt can't do that anymore.
A river full of brown water, just like home, can we go to the pub now?
Left to right:- Brent Broadhurst, Steve Gerrard, Steve Higham, Mark Kay, Bob Woolstencroft and Graham Lee.
Photo supplied by Steve Gerrard Photo supplied by Steve Gerrard