Churchill letter to Dorman Long

Borobarmy

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#3
Great to see the attention to detail when In the address ( bottom left ) someone was putting an o after the b In Middlesbrough making it Middlesborough ( which we all hate).
Accordingly attended to and corrected and wonder if it was the guile of Winston himself who picked it up .
 
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Great to see the attention to detail when In the address ( bottom left ) someone was putting an o after the b In Middlesbrough making it Middlesborough ( which we all hate ) which was attended to and corrected and wonder if it was the guile of Winston himself who picked it up .
Good spot!
 
#6
Interesting use of commas, they’re in places we wouldn’t use them these days and missing from places we would.

those who, like them, are equipping our fighting forces will be.......
 

Lemmy_kilmister

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I wonder what the ratio of lads that joined up was to those in reserved occupations on Teesside.
As I imagine many on here like my family, were all steelworkers (only my Uncle Dîck joined.. And then it was the catering corps 😁)... They were all Home Guard, ARP or firewatchers when off shift.
 

Borobarmy

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I wonder what the ratio of lads that joined up was to those in reserved occupations on Teesside.
As I imagine many on here like my family, were all steelworkers (only my Uncle Dîck joined.. And then it was the catering corps 😁)... They were all Home Guard, ARP or firewatchers when off shift.
Respect to them all and by the sentiment of WC it wasn’t lost on him .
 

HarryVegas

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#12
I wonder what the ratio of lads that joined up was to those in reserved occupations on Teesside.
As I imagine many on here like my family, were all steelworkers (only my Uncle Dîck joined.. And then it was the catering corps 😁)... They were all Home Guard, ARP or firewatchers when off shift.
My dad was a Bevin boy straight after the war, did 2 years down the pit at Horden.
 

Billy Horner

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#14
“I wish to impress upon every man and woman in your employment the urgent importance of the Government work on which they are engaged”.

Letter dated 16th September 1939. Stamped received by Dorman Long four weeks later on 14th October 1939.
 

HarryVegas

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#18
If you visit the bunker under downing Street and look up, you'll see girders marked with dorman long across the ceiling.
You'll also find them in st James park tube and in the basement of Marylebone town hall.
Just posted this in another thread, but this is the Tyne Bridge under construction. Who needs those yankee posters of guys on skyscrapers...
Tyne Bridge.jpg
 

Borobarmy

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#19
If you visit the bunker under downing Street and look up, you'll see girders marked with dorman long across the ceiling.
You'll also find them in st James park tube and in the basement of Marylebone town hall.
I remember queuing to get in the cabinet war room on the stairs seeing aforementioned beam and proudly pointing and telling a Yank behind me " I'm from there me " ! ( I was still with beer from the night before ) .
He duly smiled and looked away and my girlfriend told me to shut up 🤐
 
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