PARKER PEN WORKERS - c1956

Tea Break Time

By Laurie Stonehouse

These photographs show some of the Parker Pen workers outside enjoying a tea break.  My mother tells me that the uniforms were dark blue and were very uncomfortable!

I've submitted two new pictures to this page (11/7/2010) - Laurie

Parker Pen website: www.Parkerstaff.co.uk

Photo:Parker Pen workers

Parker Pen workers

Kind permission Dorleen Clear

Photo:June Elliot, Pat Ince, Shelia Hampton, June ?, Dorleen Clear, Pat Towney, Joan Ladd (Stonehouse) and Margaret ?

June Elliot, Pat Ince, Shelia Hampton, June ?, Dorleen Clear, Pat Towney, Joan Ladd (Stonehouse) and Margaret ?

Private Collection of J K Stonehouse

Photo:Vicky Stonehouse (Delaney), Gwen?, Betty ?, Pat Newman, Dorleen Clear.

Vicky Stonehouse (Delaney), Gwen?, Betty ?, Pat Newman, Dorleen Clear.

Private Collection of J K Stonehouse

Photo:Tea Break - Parker Pen workers

Tea Break - Parker Pen workers

Kind permission of Dorleen Clear

This page was added by Laurie Stonehouse on 12/07/2010.
Comments about this page

In the bottom photo the lady standing knitting, first on the left is Margaret Mathews, and 4th along is Valerie Commons, and yes the uniforms were really rough material and we were all thrilled when we were given the new blue nylon ones !

By vicky delaney
On 28/02/2009

Lovely to see Margaret Matthews in the lower photo, I grew up next door to her, and standing on the far right is Betty Easton.
Janet Finn (Purcell) Poole

By Janet Finn
On 24/04/2009

In the top photo it is Pat POWNEY, not Towney. I remember Margaret Matthews. I was there from 1947-1982 and would be pleased to hear from anyone who remembers me!

By Frank Joyce
On 20/06/2009

I think "Margaret" in the first photo is Miss Margaret Turrell from Seaford, whose grandfather had a garage just off Broad Street.

By Celia Malfroot
On 06/10/2009

I worked there for 27 years and made some nice friends. My mother worked at Parker's when it was called the Valentine [Pen Company].

By Helen Radley
On 01/08/2010

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