Apprentices who were awarded prizes by the Gas Plant Manufacturers Development Council received them from Mr C Robson. These awards were made for progress in studies.
From L-R are: A.P. Collett, I.R. Sutherland, D. Berry, R.D. Wray, Mr C. Robson, T.J. Hickman and B. Ingledew. Another apprentice, J.F. Watson was unable to be present when this photograph was taken. Ashmore Benson and Pease c1955.
Photograph and details courtesy of Glenn Hutchinson.
Within ten years if they stayed with the likes of Ashmores, Power Gas and Whessoes, they people would experience a revolution in gas making, in which Teesside was leading the way.
Gas was being made from light oil, naphtha at high pressure, rather than dirty old coal at atmospheric pressure.