Get together for gear makers



 A reunion for employees of the famous Bath engineering firm of Hygate is being held at the Museum of Bath at Work in Julian Road, Bath. It’s on Friday, August the 9th.

10015Hygate closed down in 2000 after manufacturing in the city, under various names since 1914. Following the closure, the former Technical Director, John Hobbs, became the collection point for company memorabilia.10020

During a recent social get together with other employees, it was decided that the best home for the records was the Museum of Bath at Work, in order that photographs, works plans, former employee lists, company bulletins and various bits of hardware could be viewed by future generations.10060

John Hobbs commented ‘It will be a wonderful opportunity for a re-union, talking over old times whilst reminiscing about colleagues from the past and shared experiences, if anyone can add to the collection and could bring something along on the evening, that would be appreciated.’

A selection of archive and artifacts will be on display at the Museum from 7 p.m on August 9th and for more details about the event please contact Stuart Burroughs at the Museum of Bath at Work on 01225 318348.