Ericsson Telephones, Beeston - Staff Employees, 1921

Ericsson Staff 1921

Ericsson Staff 1921

These photographs are from an album of photographs, dated 1921, which shows the working environment at
The British L. M. Ericsson Manufacturing Company Limited telephone works at Beeston.
The full range of these photographs may be seen as part of our feature on the Ericsson's Beeston works

Thanks to Patrick Hassell, for kindly making these photographs available
Patrick's late father-in-law's father, Allan Fergusson Wood, moved to Beeston in 1910 to manage the Ericsson Telephone works

Philip Ward has identified his father, Samuel Henry Dewick Ward, then aged 20, on the lower picture, in the centre row, 5th from the left and his mother, then Grace Millicent Stanley, then aged 17, front row, 6th from the left. They married in 1930. Samuel was known as 'Sammy' at work but used the old family name 'Dewick' at home. He became Chief Engineer at the Ericsson factory at Beeston and was awarded the MBE at the end of WW2 for services to the war effort.

Ted Avery has identified his grandfather, Frederick Arthur Avery (1887-1951) in the upper photograph, 4th from the right in the nearest standing row. Frederick worked in the General Office and can be seen working there in a photograph of that office in 1921.

None of the other individuals are identified currently. Let us know if you recognise any of them.

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