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Neville Hall ....cont.
Posted by Margaret McD on August 2, 2021, 17:56:55
Many years ago my brother (Fred B, who posts on the board) told me that he thought it would be a good idea to arrange for the family history group to visit The Mining Institute at Newcastle (The North of England Institute of Mining and Mechanical Engineers) and mentioned Neville Hall. I duly telephoned and asked the lady who replied if I could speak to Neville Hall at which point I could hear her trying very hard to suppress her laughing. I asked if I should go off and ring again and she assured me that, given two minutes, she would be back in control. It was then she told me that Neville Hall was the name of the building not someone working there. Ever felt yourself blushing when there wasn’t anyone there to see? That was me . The visit was well worth it with so many interesting things to see and read. I take this opportunity to thank George for his very kind words. I have to say that I am not a ‘Professional’ genealogist but someone who really enjoys doing the research and then hopefully present it professionally.
Yes Margaret, that is what I meant. The work you did for me was truly remarkable in every way. Thank you once again and a hee hee to Neville Hall. When I worked at Noble and Lund there was a lovely lad called Norman Castle. I think he lived at Bill Quay. We also had an Albert Hall at the Royal Ordnance in Birtley.
The ROF certainly was a great place to work. was 25 years with this dedicated company. I spent a little time in Germany with Dick Weston and I remained friendly with Dennis Lightfoot who was manager of your department. Dennis died a few years ago in Essen.
hello george, i knew norman castle,he died around three months ago, 83 i think,i still see his brother alan,if you go onto chronicle deaths, on line his death will probably still be in it ,his photo was also in,