Residents of Brediland House, Paisley, 1949 – 1952


Residents of Brediland House, Paisley, 1949 – 1952

Image sent in by two of our visitors Ken and Rita Berry, the picture was taken at Brediland House and show the “Gang” at Brediland’s. The names of the group members were researched by Ken and Rita as the group were scattered worldwide. (thanks for sending this in to paisley.org.uk) if you have any old images you would like to show then please send them in to brian@paisley.org.uk

Back Row
1 Peter Barker Ponteland, Northumberland. Worked in Babcock London office
2 Derek Vigor Surrey, died circa 1980 in Saltdean
3 Denis Hoare Kent, Kuwait, Banchory
4 Alex Geddes Edinburgh
5 Ken Berry Liverpool, New Zealand
Centre Row
6 John Vaughan Regina, Canada.
7 Frank Jones Sites Girawal, Nova Friburgo, Brazil, NE of Rio de Janeiro
8 Cliff? Haynes?
9 John Raby
10 Ian Norris Chislehurst, Kent
11 Roderick Ross W. Highlands, Aberdeen
12 Peter Hurcomb
13 Mike Greaves Bruxelles. Worked for English Electric, Leics.
Front Row
14 Peter Broadbent
15 John Applebe Clapham, London
16 Peter Sheehan Battersea, London
17 Bill Kerr Australia
18 Amar? Singh? India
19 Derek? Johnson?
20 Alexander McKenzie Dr.? S. Africa, Cromarty
21 Fred Rowe
22 Terrence McCabe Bexleyheath, Kent. Died circa 1985. Married a Paisley girl
23 Ian Wood Wick
24 Frank Ireland Paisley. Died circa 2007. Stayed with Babcocks until he retired. Married a Paisley girl
25 Chrighton Wilkinson Glasgow, died circa 1989. Was with Foster Wheeler
Not In Photograph
A Austin Aitken Surrey, Kuwait, Hampshire. Married a Paisley girl. Joined MN Anchor Line? Worked in Kuwait. Lives in Hampshire
B Ken Saunders Merton Park, Tipton
C Geoff Lake Essex
D Rob Herbert Kent. Met him in Kuwait late 1980s he was on his way to Singapore working with Babcock Construction
E Bob Blake ?
F Stan Williams Essex
G Malcolm Cunningham Huddersfield, played rugby for Melrose?
H Tony Shaw-Davis Cheam, Surrey
I Jim Dickson Sorbie, Wigtonshire. Married a Paisley girl
J Ted Liddle N. Ireland, died circa 1970 Met him in Kuwait when he was there on business in circa 1968
K Doug Brazier
L Peter Rogers Surrey
M Reg Granville
N ? Forbes-Gore
O Mike Butcher Babcocks Research 1958, from which retired 1992
Lives in Paisley, married Paisley girl 1956

“Ken adds that, Denis Hoare and his wife Greta (Paisley girl) who met while at Bredilands and are now living out of Aberdeen between them  did 99% of the hard work, with Ken doing  a little recognising of a few of the guys.  He says ” its time to say a little thank you to Paisley for looking after us all.”