1. Posted 09-09-18 via Facebook messenger From Suzanne Taylor
I am Suzanne Taylor and i am just with my 91 year old mother who would like to share some memories of Ditchburn, Her name is Mary Mead. She worked for Ditchburn from about 1955 to 1967. First as a clerk in the general office, then later in sales. Mr Norman Lever was the general manager, and Mr Mike Town was the Sales Manager. She worked for both of these gentlemen, Her friend Hilary Rhodes worked for Mr Bill Andrews the works manager, and another friend Val Whittle (nee Preston) worked in the (vinyl) records department.
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I was an apprentice at Ditchburn’s in 1968 and worked alongside Arthur Philips, Peter O'Dea, Roy Kerry and an old guy called Bob who was somewhat deaf. He also had the habit of falling asleep at his workbench with a live amplifier in front of it which often resulted in a sudden awakening. Peter O'Dea and myself were of a similar age and renowned amongst the workforce as the factory pranksters. Happy days!
2. Posted 04-10-18 via Facebook messenger From Roy Livingstone
My father worked for Ditchburn’s he would have started there early-to-mid 1970s, and worked there well into the 1980s.His name is Dave (David) Braebaum.
3. Posted 02-10-18 via Facebook messenger From Neil Braebaum
Thank you for the article on Ditchburn’s of Dock Rd Lytham. I had a friend who worked there for a time, he took me to his work place, one Saturday I think it was, and showed me what he was working on. This involved a continuous loop of recording tape on a special tape player. The tape had some sort of dry lubricant on one side so it play continuously from one spool feeding out from the centre of the spool and returning to the outside. My friend was called Roy Potter, he spent most of his working life at what is now called BAe but I know he enjoyed his time at Ditchburn’s working on these tapes. Do you remember him at all?Roy did a lot of work voluntarily for the cycle clubs and helped plan many of the cycle routes around the Fylde, received an honour for this work (MBE I think). He died about 5 or 6 years ago. Best wishes, David Bennett