I discovered that my great grandmother, Emmeline Clara Reynolds, worked for Colman’s as a starch packer when she was aged 16. She was born in 1864/65. Her eldest daughter Beatrix Maud Reynolds appears in the1901 census which states that she was aged 18 and worked as a mustard packer at Colman’s. It must have been […]
Maureen Gedge describes her working life since leaving school: kitchen maid, Lambert’s, Bullard’s brewery, Colman’s and the Crown Court.
Tony Moore worked in quality control in the Colman’s Baby Food Deptartment, and in Moussec. He was Supervisor and Production Manager in the ready drinks department and later moved to Eastern Counties Newspapers
Valerie Colby describes her work in the baby food section at Colman’s.
Albert Cushion began work at Colman’s before joining the army during the war. He returned to work in the Baby Food department and became a supervisor. As a musician he was very involved with the Colman social club.
My name is Anthony Lyon. Most people at Colman’s knew me as Tony. I finished at Colman’s in 1984 as the superintendent in the printing department but I had a long career from 1947 until they closed in 84. It was always expected when I left school that I would go to Colman’s. My family […]
Rod Spokes worked 22 years with R/C, first as a Production Manager in the soft drinks department and then as an Industrial Relations Manager, Operations Manager and finally Chief Executive in the South Africa division. He has a great interest in Colman history.
Tony Gray worked for Colman’s for 24 years driving all kinds of vehicles. He is interested in Colman’s history and heritage.
I went to Colman’s and began more 12-hour shifts but for five nights rather than six. My job was to do the ‘bagging off’ in the mustard mill. The mustard seed went through sieves upstairs and then came down through big pipes to feed off into large sacks.
Despite the long hours and cold nights, Brian Ellis enjoyed working in Colman’s transport and traffic department for over 25 years.