Remembering Plesseys: South Shields factory workers hold reunion

This photo was taken in March 1967,  and shows Plessey  workers making part of the switching mechanism used in telephone exchange racks. Do you recognise anyone?
This photo was taken in March 1967, and shows Plessey workers making part of the switching mechanism used in telephone exchange racks. Do you recognise anyone?

Former employees at Plesseys, in South Shields, had a get-together recently.

Thanks to one of the organisers, Lynda (Tyrie) Lamb, here’s a selection of photos from the reunion night, which was held at Brigham’s Club.

Former staff from the Plesseys factory in South Shields attended a reunion at Brigham's Club.

Former staff from the Plesseys factory in South Shields attended a reunion at Brigham's Club.

Lynda said: “There were about 60 people there, which we were delighted with.

“There were lots of laughs, with people guessing who was who.

“Some people had never changed - well, apart from getting older.

“They said they were definitely up for another get-together, maybe next year, when I’m sure even more people will turn up.

Former staff from the Plesseys factory in South Shields attended a reunion at Brigham's Club.

Former staff from the Plesseys factory in South Shields attended a reunion at Brigham's Club.

“We have had loads of messages thanking us for organising the night.”

The other organisers were Fran (Kane) Manson and Ann (Morgan) Blacklock.

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Former staff from the Plesseys factory in South Shields attended a reunion at Brigham's Club.

Former staff from the Plesseys factory in South Shields attended a reunion at Brigham's Club.

Former staff from the Plesseys factory in South Shields attended a reunion at Brigham's Club.

Former staff from the Plesseys factory in South Shields attended a reunion at Brigham's Club.

Former staff from the Plesseys factory in South Shields attended a reunion at Brigham's Club.

Former staff from the Plesseys factory in South Shields attended a reunion at Brigham's Club.

Former staff from the Plesseys factory in South Shields attended a reunion at Brigham's Club.

Former staff from the Plesseys factory in South Shields attended a reunion at Brigham's Club.

Former staff from the Plessey's factory in South Shields attended a reunion at Brigham's Club.

Former staff from the Plessey's factory in South Shields attended a reunion at Brigham's Club.

Former staff from the Plesseys factory in South Shields attended a reunion at Brigham's Club.

Former staff from the Plesseys factory in South Shields attended a reunion at Brigham's Club.

Former staff from the Plesseys factory in South Shields attended a reunion at Brigham's Club.

Former staff from the Plesseys factory in South Shields attended a reunion at Brigham's Club.