Mullins was such a happy place to work

Engineering firm H Mullins, Western Road, Jarrow.
Engineering firm H Mullins, Western Road, Jarrow.

Sorry to hear about the closure of Mullins.

My first job on leaving school was in the office, where I stayed for seven years.

My sister also worked in the office for a long time, much longer than me.

My mother, another sister and brother all worked in the factory when Harry Mullins and Jack O’Rourke were in charge from the 1950s to the 1970s.

It was a friendly, happy place to work.

Celia Lake,

Jarrow.