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a lithographic apprenticeship in the old "terrace factory" on Parcel Terrace. But I remember well the Spot Press letterpress division on the other side of the road. An apprenticeship at that time covered six years and took in all aspects of the trade press work, platemaking, ink mixing and sundry other duties. I eventually settled into the platemaking section, run by the late Ernie Ross, along with one of the greatest characters I ever met, the legendary Bob Burton. What was he like? It would take too long to tell and nobody would believe a lot of it. Around Bob, life was never dull.
by many. That much is obvious. When redundancy found me, I took a City and Guilds qualification in adult teaching as a mature student and have worked for companies linked to national JobCentreplus, involving job creation for the unemployed and stud.
I still bump in to three or four people from those days. A lot, I am aware, have gone to the great printworks in the sky. RB Macmillan was eventually taken over by a major competitor in the late 1980s and, sadly, despite a partial revival by local management, it closed some time in the mid 1990s. It is still remembered fondly Adidas Stan Smith Iridescent Heel
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Tatlow, Les Hough (not Brough as named in a previous article), Harry Maddy, Mick Harrison, Peter Ward, Dave Gorman, Ross Coe, Arthur Randle, Bill Dodd, Ron Moloney, Alan Smith, Terry Shaw, George Thornhill, Ray Selley, Pete Collis, Dennis Allen, Rodri Hughes and many more. A lot of people passed through RBM's doors over the years.
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