I was a student apprentice from 1965 to 1971. Started at Hams Hall in September 1965, Student Apprentice at Aston.

I "worked" on all 3 Hams Hall stations in all departments, spent many happy days C02 testing on Hams Hall 'B' boilers, who knows whether I will end up with Asbestosis . . to think we never knew Asbestos existed almost . . !!

Coming black faced out of 'A' station boiler house, fighting with horrendous P.F. leaks and spewing chain grate feeders. Happy days . . Usual sandwich course stuff, Operations on 'A' 'B' and 'C' and at Drakelow 'C'.