Westwood Works 1903-2003
The key people in the development of the Company
Building the foundations of the Bakery machinery business
|The Baker Perkins Gallery||
Some of the many people who worked at the Westwood Works site
|Characters from WP&P 1917||
Extracts from "Pickings from Perkins"
|Humour at Work||
Life at Westwood as seen by Bob Bains and others
Mr E.A. Williams, who retired as a draughtsman at Westwood Works in 1957 stated in an article in the March 1966 edition of Group News that a similar book of sketches to "Pickings from Perkins" - in this instance called "Bakers Batch" - was produced at the end of WW1 by Jack Bunce of Joseph Baker & Sons Ltd, Willesden. The 25 drawings depicted the members of the Willesden drawing office.
The grandson of one of those depicted in "Baker's Batch" - W.E. Prescott, who was chief draughtsman at Willesden in the 1920s - has sent copies of the relevant pages - a verse and a caricature. These appear to follow a broadly similar format to that used for "Pickings from Perkins". Assuming that the rest of the publication is in a similar vein, it is likely that it provides some very useful information about the Company at that time.
If anyone has a copy of this publication we would very much appreciate being allowed to see it.
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