A Stewart Lee thread for theClaud

Ian H

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I don't think I'd heard of Jethro until he passed away. Am I to take it he's the South West contemporary of Roy 'Chubby' Brown? Or more a 'retro' Bernard Manning type? By 'contemporary' I mean smutty, and by 'retro', I mean racist, obviously.
That kind of thing, but he was a local comedian for local people.
Both sides of my family were in either Foxhill and Boxfield Road Axminster. Straight after the war my Dad's family was moved to a Prefab, but I don't know where they were in Axminster.
Uncle Bob worked at the old Workhouse, Grandad Smith worked at the Surgery, Uncle David worked at Shands (when he wasn't propping-up the bar at the Con Club)...happy days!
The pre-fabs were at Millwey Rise, I believe.
I had a brief stint at Shands as a 'technical librarian', sorting drawings & paperwork from other parts of the Staveley Group. I could tell you stirring stories about Jaguar cylinder blocks and bogies for Indian railway stock.
It's houses & a Tesco now.
 

Ian H

Regular
Isn't that the fate of too much British industry.
Well Axminster lost Shands, Axe Vale Laundry, Mouldings the builders, most of Carpets, and other employers. But Axminster Tools has grown enormous and Hugh Witty-Furniturestall has moved in.

I was told by an old boy that, in times gone by, if, whilst working for one of the main companies, you applied for a job at another, not only would you not get the job you applied for but you'd lose the one you had. Positively feudal, it was.
 

FishFright

Active Member
That kind of thing, but he was a local comedian for local people.

The pre-fabs were at Millwey Rise, I believe.
I had a brief stint at Shands as a 'technical librarian', sorting drawings & paperwork from other parts of the Staveley Group. I could tell you stirring stories about Jaguar cylinder blocks and bogies for Indian railway stock.
It's houses & a Tesco now.

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We see no problem with that
 
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