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Offline josey

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Re: Can anyone read this occupation please, from the 1939
« Reply #18 on: Wednesday 13 September 17 22:58 BST (UK) »
My father [originally a lathe operator/auto setter] was in a reserved occupation in the war; he travelled round factories converting various manufacturing machines to armaments. He mentioned working at The Metal Box Company. 
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Re: Can anyone read this occupation please, from the 1939
« Reply #19 on: Sunday 22 October 17 21:09 BST (UK) »
Hello -

Could the first two words be 'Ford Cars'?

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Re: Can anyone read this occupation please, from the 1939
« Reply #20 on: Friday 10 November 17 16:56 GMT (UK) »
Looks like the bottom line reads (Supervisor & Enquiry Clerk)  Hope this helps in some way  :)

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Re: Can anyone read this occupation please, from the 1939
« Reply #21 on: Monday 13 November 17 18:27 GMT (UK) »
Food Cans Material layout
supervisor and engineering clerk
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Re: Can anyone read this occupation please, from the 1939
« Reply #22 on: Wednesday 15 November 17 03:32 GMT (UK) »
This is what I think it says:

Supervisor -
Food ban allowance layouts

Supervisor and Engineering Clerk.

You have to know that there was rationing of food, clothing etc. during the war.  I think the person involved was in a government administrative position in which he had to organise/set-up rationing - perhaps on a large scale. 

They couldn't allow everyone to go to war - someone had to keep the ship afloat back home - and for that reason they were exempted from signing up. They were needed on the home front!

I know of the rationing because I remember my Mum (who got married during the war years) telling me that she only had so many ration coupons for her wedding outfit so chose a lovely suit rather than the traditional white dress.

I could be totally off the wall here  - but that's what popped into my head when I saw it.  I also remember learning to make my small b's in a similar manner as that in the ban when I was a child in school.

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Re: Can anyone read this occupation please, from the 1939
« Reply #23 on: Wednesday 15 November 17 05:01 GMT (UK) »
It looks like Ford Car to me. Was he living in Dagenham?

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Re: Can anyone read this occupation please, from the 1939
« Reply #24 on: Wednesday 15 November 17 09:11 GMT (UK) »
He lived in the Perivale/Greenford area of W. London.

I'm happy that this is now solved .... the planning of food cans seems the most logical.
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Re: Can anyone read this occupation please, from the 1939
« Reply #25 on: Friday 17 November 17 14:55 GMT (UK) »
I can only make out supervisor on the top and engineer on the bottom line

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Re: Can anyone read this occupation please, from the 1939
« Reply #26 on: Friday 17 November 17 16:19 GMT (UK) »


Heinz, Hayes Park, Hayes, UB4 8AL
a factory is still just up the road.

So for me it is Food Can . . . . . Ford Car, what was I thinking?

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