I used to visit him in the workshop occasionally as a lad and he would let me start & stop his lathe, very exciting but it's doubtful I would be allowed to even enter the premises these days.
In recent years I occasionally thought I might go to Bacon's workshop to reminisce and have a look around so, when our camera club had a tour around the fishdocks a couple of weeks ago, I found myself at the entrance to Bacon Engineering. I got permission to not only visit the works but to take some photographs. I arranged to go back the following week, it was a happy accident that I stumbled across them as Bacon Engineering are soon to move to newer premises and my chance to photograph where my granddad spent the whole of his working life would have gone forever.
Part one of two.
|This is an original sign which would have been displayed on the office in my Granddad's Time.|
|My first view of the workshop for well over 60 years.|
A typical lathe that he would have worked on, the actual one?
Too much to expect maybe.
|One of the engineers.|
|Another interior view, another engineer.|
|Some components turned on the lathes at Bacon Engineering.|
|This looks like one of my mugs!|
|This young man was operating a machine to drill holes into flanges.|
|He's seen here lowering the drill head.|
A view from the back of the workshop.
Part two of my visit will follow soon.
Olympus EM10 Mk2 + 12-100 Pro lens.