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Raymond Hodges visits WHS

WHS had a visit from Raymond Hodges and his wife, Roswitha in August. Ray started work at Cardigan Machine Tools in 1956 (WHS’ previous name). His wage was a shilling per hour and he is our oldest known living employee. He started at Cardigan as a learner toolmaker, working for Fred Smith and his father, William Henry Smith. Ray spent his time working on the benches in the Toolroom of our old Victoria Road site, in Aston, Birmingham.

Lorraine Elliott has known Ray for many years and has been sending him the weekly newsletter for him to keep up to date with WHS’ growth and improvements. She showed him and Roswitha around the business on Tuesday, along with Julie Farrell. Ray commented on how much the business has grown since his time working with us and since his last visit in 2010.


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