Two photos featuring Dennis Pettipher, sent in by son Dave.
“I came across these couple of photos which would have been taken in the Drawing office at Canley, my father (Dennis Pettipher) is in both photos.
In photo one (above) he is the guy with the white coat and glasses in the centre and photo two (below) he is behind the guy thats being presented to, also in the photo is a guy called Brian Sidoli, he is the one with the beard behind my father, they used to car share as they both lived in Leamington Spa.”
If you can help identify any others in the photos, please get in touch.
The man in the suit in the first photo is Norman Kendal.
The second photo shows Mr Parkinson, head of the drawing office, giving Bill Pritchard his retirement gift. This must have been in 1969. I was an apprentice draughtsman on the Chassis Section and he was my boss and was quite strict.
Submitted by Martin Hook
With reference to the upper photo which has Norman Kendal…the two heads between Denis Pettipher and Norman Kendal are Tony Joy and Brian Hillyer.
In the lower photo it’s Bill Yarwood being presented by Jim Parkinson. He was the chief ‘checker’ for the chassis D.O. His daughter lived in Australia and upon his retirement he emigrated over there.
Other people I recognise far left I think is Chris Chiles then just to the right of Jim Parkinson I think is Nick Maltby… just above his left shoulder is Peggy, (Jim P’s secretary) who married Eddie Kilmurray (who worked in Electrical design for Ted Wood)…Barry in spectacles is Barry Marlow… just to his left I think is Debbie (nee Jackson) Darragh.
Submitted by Bleddyn Jenkins