The home of my apprenticeship in
An overview of the company's design and build
Gear Hobbing Machine (A.V.G.R.A.) o/no. 17344
42 foot Boring and Turning Mill
15ft x 10ft 6in x45ft
21" Crs Tube Boring
Machine up to 20" dia. x 6ft to
Trepanning up to 12" dia.
Helical-gear tooth grinding machine
26 ft. 6 in. Vertical Boring and Turning Mill The Morris Mini
'ornament' would have been a novelty in the 1960s.
"Craven Bros" draughtsmen at
Reddish Baths during a mid-day meal break, c.1956
Name Please / Name Please / Chris
Fletcher / George Hobbs / Barry Frayne / Barry Joule / John Hudson
Jack Marsland / Gordon Ledingham / Cliff Bown / John Grundy / Dhar
Roy / Name Please
Name Please (office-boy)
Some of the bright young draughtsmen of "Cravens" design office.
Photograph c.1956 by Geoff Royle
Baldina camera, Kodakchrome film