First as Dad had a car and we would go on holiday in U.K. as far as Lands End etc.
Palmers sent me to night school and day release up in N/cle so I got to know a lot of other lads from around the NE, all in the same trade.
After I passed my driving test at 17 Dad bought me a car early 1960. I sold that to put money towards an engagement ring.
With that car we would travel around the NE one day at the weekend if I had enough money for say a gallon of petrol.
By 1965 Dad had a caravan near Gilsland which we often visited.
So in a way my upbringing etc. ment that I was used to moving around. Also going away to Wales etc. With the Scouts helped.
Back in the mid 60’s once you finished your apprenticeship you could expect to be finished, that practice was in decline though. However a lot of the Lads in Palmers did move to other firms and consulting engineers.
So it was always on the cards that I would move to XYZ. ? Just how far?
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