Crane makers to the world!

Good to hear from Nick Tait – an ex-Bathon ian now living in Greater Manchester. He writes:

“My name is Nick Tait and I am subscriber to your excellent newsfeed Bathnewseum – please keep the news coming. I was particularly interested in your trip to the Falklands – any more similar tales of your travels in the pipeline?

I am always interested in anything you have on Stothert and Pitt. My father worked at Newark works until his retirement in 1978.

I thought your readers might be interested in the pictures of a S&P crane on the quayside at Wellington, New Zealand in February of this year – possibly the furthest travelled product – unless, of course, someone knows better!

I was privileged to grow up in Bath in the 1950s and 1960s and, although I have not lived there for a long time, both my parents are resting in Haycombe Cemetry and my wife and I visit regularly from our home in Greater Manchester.

I enjoy the photos and news from Rob Coles – we must have been growing up at the same time, when all trains were hauled by steam engines, and this brings me round to a small favour. I know that our friends at Data Protection would preclude you from giving me his email address, but if you were prepared to contact Rob on my behalf to suggest he might like to share our reminiscences of that period, that would be much appreciated.

Thank you for your time.”

Nice to hear from you Nick and l have passed your details to Rob Coles.