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Memories of my father who worked at Norton Villiers, Wolverhampton

By Black Country Bugle  |  Posted: August 26, 2014

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WE are grateful to Dr. Philip Stanley, of 11 Kirton Grove, Tettenhall, for supplying these pictures from his father's old firm of Norton Villiers of Wolverhampton.

Dr Stanley said the company used to make industrial engines and engines for the Norton Motorbike.

"The factory in Wolverhampton was closed making many workers, including my father, Joseph Henry Stanley, redundant when it moved to Birmingham in the 1960s I believe.

"The large picture, above, is of the Home Guard of Villiers in the Second World War.

My father, who died in December 1991, is on the front row second from the right wearing the lanyard.

"The pictures, left and right and below left, are of a later date, but I do not know what or when the occasion was. It was obviously a presentation to a member of staff.

"The picture, bottom right, is of my father, a non-ferrous moulder, and a colleague at work. He used to make prototype engines for the Norton motorbikes that used to win many races in their heyday, before they were put into mass production.

"I hope these pictures are of interest to Bugle readers, who may be able to supply names."

Did you work at Norton Villiers of Wolverhampton or were any member of your family in the Home Guard of Villiers? Write to us at The Black Country Bugle, Bugle House, 41 High Street, Cradley Heath, B64 5HL, or email editor@black countrybugle.co.uk or log on to www.blackcoun trybugle.co.uk

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