Westwood Works 1903-2003
100 years of life at Westwood Works.
History – Development of the site over nearly 100 years.
Westwood Pre-1904 – Before Westwood Works came into being.
How it Started – From tiny acorns.
The Westwood Works Culture – The secret of the Company's success.
Outside Views – Photographs from the first buildings to demolition in 2003.
Life at Westwood Works – Life inside the Factory and Offices.
In the factory:
In the Offices:
An Artist in the Family – Drawings by Rudolph Ihlee of life inside the factory.
The Great Fire – The great Factory fire of 1922.
Westwood Works in 1923 – The rebuilt Factory in 1923 following the 1922 fire.
Willesden to Peterborough – The background to the move
Westwood Works at War – The contribution made in two World Wars.
The Holdings Building – A tour of the Holdings Company building.
Departments at Westwood Works – The different sections of Westwood Works.
Bretton – Developments in Coningsby Road.
Training at Westwood Works – Developing people.
Producing Engineers of the Future – Training Facilities
The Export Company – "Export or Die".
The Drawing Office – A revolution in Design Management.
The Heating and Ventilating Department – A link with the past.
The Night Shift – Life at Westwood in the small hours.
The "Outdoor Men" – The men of the Field Engineering Department.
The Unions at Westwood Works – Co-operation between men and management.
The Profit Sharing Scheme – Sharing the rewards.
Documentation – Some of the paperwork used at Westwood.
Corporate Identity – How the Company presented itself.
Trade Exhibitions – Showing the Company Flag
Group Newspapers – Keeping the employees informed.
Housing – Homes for employees.
Getting to Work – From cycles to cars.
The Merger with APV – Major changes between 1987 and 1992
Feeding the Three Thousand – Catering for change and catering for cats.
On Site Services for Employees – Meeting every need.
Site Services and Maintenance – Keeping the Factory going.
Security – Keeping Westwood safe.
The Railway Connection – Westwood Work's link to the national railway network.
Transport Services – The overnight Bedewell to Peterborough lorry service.
The Baker Perkins Fire Brigade – The on-site Firemen and Fire Engines.
First Aid & St. John Ambulance – Providing medical care and assistance on site.
Manor House Hospital – Care for serious health problems.
The Company Aeroplane – The Company Piper Aztec.
VIPs at Westwood Works – Dignitaries and Customers visit Westwood.
The Company Chauffeurs – Caring for visitors to Westwood Works.
Open Days – Friends and Family visit Westwood Works.
Queen's Awards for Industry – Awards for Export and Technological Achievement.
Baker Perkins in the Community - Employees involved in the broader community.
Founding Fathers – The key people in the development of the Company.
The Pointons – Building the foundations of the Bakery machinery business.
The Baker Perkins Gallery – Some of the many people who worked at Westwood.
Characters from WP&P in 1917 – Extracts from "Pickings from Perkins".
Humour at Work – Life at Westwood as seen by Bob Bains
Get-togethers – Social events, Outings and Dinners.
CPO Social Events – The varied social events organised by the CPO.
Outings – Days out organised by individual departments.
Fireworks Night – A bit of excitement for the children – and for the Fire Brigade!
Long Service Presentations – The Company thanks its long service employees.
Retirement presentations – Presentations from colleagues on retirement.
Retired members' Dinners – A chance to meet old colleagues and swap memories.
Reunions – Reunions of employees following the closure.
The Sports Club Facilities – The Alma Road Clubhouse and Sports Ground.
Sports Club Activities – The wide range of leisure activities open to employees.
The Supporters Association – Raising funds for the Sports Club.
Sports Club Open Days – Various sports events and a great day out.
Sportsman's Corner – Commemorating exceptional service to the Sports Club.
Sports Club Cups and Trophies – To the winners the spoils.
Sports Club Anniversaries – Memories of the 21st, 50th and 75th Anniversaries.
Christmas Parties – Volunteers give disadvantaged children a Christmas treat.
The Sports Club Closes – 1991 sees the end of the Sports Clubhouse.
Westwood Works Musical Society – 62 years of amateur dramatics.
Leaving Westfield Road – The end of nearly 100 years of production.
Awaiting the Developers – Twelve years of neglect take their toll.
Demolition – The end of an era.
HMP Peterborough – Another era starts.
PUZZLE CORNER – Test your memory.
REMINISCENCES – Memories of life at Westwood Works.
THE WESTWOOD ROLL CALL – Members of the "Family".
The Complete Website Contents List.
Where to find more information – Locations of more BP Memorabilia and Artefacts
Early Inventions – The Genius of the Perkins and Baker Families
Some Historic Correspondence – Important early letters.
Useful links - Other sites of interest.
NEWS – Information of interest to ex-employees.
CREDITS – Thanks to those who made the website happen.
GUESTBOOK – Letters from our readers.
FORUM – Discussions between contributors.
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