Depot workers recognised

Council Workers at the Depot on Quay Road
Council Workers at the Depot on Quay Road

PREVIOUSLY the Free Press asked its readers if they recognised any of the East Riding of Yorkshire Council workers pictured here outside the depot, off Quay Road, Bridlington.

And sure enough the Free Press has been inundated with information from readers from far and wide who recognised quite a few of the faces.

Diane Wightwick, from Dorset contacted the Free Press to say she recognised her late father Jack Walker in the second row, first on the left.

Ms Wightwick said: “He worked for the East Yorkshire Council for over 40 years and was renowned for his cheerful whistling whilst working as a dustbin man around Bridlington.”

The Chief Public Health Inspector Fredrick William O’Hara, pictured eighth from the left on the front row, as well as foreman Jim Atkin, pictured on the far right hand side in a light sweater, were recognised in the picture by Yvonne Prescott.

Ms Prescott (nee Carr) worked in the public health department at Bridlington Town Hall when Mr O’Hara was in charge and believes the photo was taken around 1959 or 1960. She has described Mr O’Hara as a “wonderful boss.”

Lynne Walton recognised her grandfather Joe Weightman, pictured on the far left in the very back row, wearing glasses.

Mrs Nightingale recognised her brother, Bill Hullah in the second row, sixth from the right. Mrs Nightingale believed her brother, who worked for the council as a road sweeper, was around 16 or 17 years of age when the photograph was taken in around 1967. Linda Hall contacted the Free Press to say she had recognised her father, Jimmy Barrett sitting in the front row, third from the right.

And Sandra Daniels recognised her late husband Ron Daniels in the front row, far left and also recognised the following names and surnames: Dick Ashby, Harold Woodmansey, Tom Hammond, Church, Sygroves, Bill McKie, Brown, E Wordell, Clarkson, A Sellers, M Cockrill, Barrow, Les Putsey, A Cockrill, and Temple. Roy Elvidge is also pictured.

The photograph was originally brought into the Free Press by Katherine Redshaw who recognised Harold Redshaw, in the front row, second from the right.