Bamfords Ltd office staff, Uttoxeter

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Date:1945

Description:Bamfords Ltd office staff group. Frank Hollins 7th from right on the back row. He fought at the battle of Passchendaele, was captured by the Germans and spent the rest of the war in a Prisoner of War camp in Germany. When he came back in 1919 joined Bamfords as a clerk (his father and all his uncles worked there too). On his retirement the job was taken over by his son.

Bamfords was founded in 1871 by Henry Bamford and made water pumps, taps and agricultural machinery. Joseph Cyril Bamford split off from the Bamford company in 1945 to set up what has become known as JCB - J C Bamford Excavators Ltd.

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Image courtesy of: Mrs Nikki Kelley

Donor ref:Bamfors Office Staff (160/20900)

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