Ernest Alwyne Bates (Ernie)

Ernie (Ernest Alwyne) Bates was cutter grinding in the early days and then 6 Cylinder Superintendent till the end in 1981 (he was there till approx a year after Factory closed, disposing of the machinery etc in his department, as other’s  had to do.

Alwyne Bates (son)

Here is a great photo, in happier times, showing a presentation for a wedding.
We do not know who any of the people are with the exception of Ernie who is on the left handing over the gift.

Triumph Machine Shop, Ernie Bates
Triumph Machine Shop, Ernie Bates