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William Burges at work
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William Burges at work

Peter Burges writes:
As well as being an engineer in the power station, William Burges was a "jointer" (a job that requires the maintenance of the electricity cable underground). His tools were a pick and shovel ...a job now taken over by a JCB when required.

This picture of him leaning on his "JCB", was probably taken sometime in the 1930's...corner of Castle St. and Broad street was the location.'

Picture added on 24 May 2004
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