Kept 17 times
Part of the main dining room during an average lunch break. This building also housed management dining facilities, the Social Club, and private meeting rooms.
Remembered more than a year ago
I was an apprentice at Vauxhalls I started in 1956 as an office boy..this main canteen could seat 4,000 at dinner time and there was 3 dinner breaks 1/4 to 12 to 1/4 to 1..1/4 to 1 to 1/4 to 2 and 1/4 to 2 to 1/4 to 3... imagine the noise and clatter, I loved it..what memories.Looking towards the stage end on the left was the bar for snooker and a quick pint..wouldn't be allowed today I guess.
6th Apr 2012
In this canteen they used to hold boxing tournaments and I remember seeing Brian & Jack London fight here.
14th Apr 2012
Hi Daphne, would you be related to a Jill Titterington by any chance, from Luton?
17th Apr 2012
I remember the childrens parties in the fifties great times By Retta Thomas nee mills
Hi John , yes Jill Titterington is my husband cousin.
18th Apr 2012
What a small world Daphne, I knew Jill when I was a kid about 14 years old I think. She lived in Gardenia Avenue Luton as I recall, or it may have been Norton Rd. I lived in Filmer rd.
Did you know the David, Tony, Alan and Elaine de Groot who lived in Filmer Road?
22nd Apr 2012
Sure did,they lived at number 36 and I lived next door at number 34...David the oldest, then Tony, Elaine, or was Elaine older than Tony? can't remember, and then Alan, who we all knew as Bill for some reason..grew up with them in the forty's and fifty's. I lived there until I was 25 and got married.
23rd Apr 2012
I am their cousin and I lived at 41 Linden Road, my name was Daphne de Groot before I got married. I regularly visit Elaine as she only lives a couple of miles from me. There was also Alma who I think was between David and Tony and she has lived in America for a long time now and Elaine was after Tony.
7th May 2012
Oh yes forgot about Alma, my sister Margaret kept in touch with Elaine for many years, but unfortunately can't speak since she had a stroke some years ago. As a kid I always pestered Elaine to borrow her push bike, her bike was the first one I learnt to ride on.
8th May 2012
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