A trip down memory lane with Member company Celeros Flow Technology
Jim Winter, HR Manager at member company Celeros Flow Technology kindly organised a site visit on 3 June 2022 for two retired employees who’d been employed for much of their working lives at the Cathcart site when the business was known as Weir Pumps. As the factory was closed for the Jubilee Holiday, they were both able to have a good look around their former workplace, including the factory and the offices to see what had changed since they both retired in 1998.
Nigel Cadzow joined straight from school aged 15 in 1951 as a lab assistant. He left in 1955 to pursue a university degree in chemistry and a teaching qualification between 1955 – 1960, then taught chemistry for two years before returning to Weir Pumps as a chemist. He remained with the company becoming chief chemist in 1989 until he retired in 1998.
George Griffiths started as an office junior at a Weirs subsidiary company in Yoker (Drysdale) in 1963, moving to work in research & development and then commencing an apprenticeship. Once he’d served his time on the shop floor, he moved to the drawing office at Weir Pumps in Cathcart, where he remained as a draughtsman until retiring in 1998. As one of the company’s previous first aiders, George was delighted that their tour included a visit to the current OH department!
Many thanks to Jim for organising the trip down memory lane.