Tag Archives: Building sites

How a ‘tyrant’ did me a favour

Having completed my five year apprenticeship I decided that travelling all over the country wasn’t for me. Building sites from Scotland to the West Country usually with some grim digs that I had to find for myself all added up … Continue reading

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The 1974 Health and Safety at Work Act

Some readers of the blogs I post on these pages, might view my stories of “daring do” on building sites in my younger days as frivolous or even down-right stupid. To be honest, I would have to agree. I was … Continue reading

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The Governor

Mr G, or the “Guv” as I called him some nearly fifty years ago was a formidable Hackney “project manager” but that was well before such a title came into popular use. I had of course heard the stories of … Continue reading

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Mornington Crescent

“I’m sorry – I’ll read that again, or I’m sorry I haven’t a clue” the popular radio programme chaired for years, by Humphry Lyttleton, had been running for decades. I never did find out the rules to the panellists starting … Continue reading

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