Gwyneth Everett

Gwyneth Everett 1
Secretary to Chief Engineer; Rotol & British Messier; canteen & typing pool; father William Edgar Gay also at Rotol; sports & social; husband Cyril started Dowty seals; fire in Ashchurch store, 1960s; people
Original Audio File with Dowty archive at the Gloucestershire Heritage Hub
Gwyneth Everett 2
Gwyneth recalls her involvement with tennis, the Ashchurch canteen and the works barber
Original Audio File with Dowty archive at the Gloucestershire Heritage Hub
Gwyneth Everett 3
Gwyneth recalls her move to Dowty Electrics and her husbands involvement in setting up Dowty Seals
Original Audio File with Dowty archive at the Gloucestershire Heritage Hub
Gwyneth Everett 4
Gwyneth recalls a time when she went into the boardroom to take minutes and there was a surprise waiting for her!
Original Audio File with Dowty archive at the Gloucestershire Heritage Hub

Gwyneth Everett started at Rotol in the 1940’s as a Secretary to the Chief Engineer and other Directors

Her father William Edgar Gay, her husband Cyril, and her sister Betty also worked at Rotol. Her father was one of the small team who established the Heat Treatment shop; Cyril was a draughtsman and engineer; and Betty worked at Arle Court as a secretary.

She recalls the lively Sports and Social scene and her involvement with tennis and amateur dramatics.

Gwyneth remembers the works canteen and barber at Ashchurch.

She recalls her move to Dowty Electrics and her husbands involvement in setting up Dowty Seals.

Gwyneth remembers the huge fire at the Ashchurch site in 1969 and the disruption that it caused.

She retired as Ron Fitzpatrick’s Secretary at Station Street, Tewkesbury in the 1970’s.

Interviewers: Graham James & John Herring

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