Red nose day

 

Red nose day proved to be a big hit with a number of managers providing the challenge and a large audience providing the fun.

 

John Freebairn is the ‘victim’ with Brian McLaughlin and Michelle Armstrong spray painting his hair.

 

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Sir Ken Corfield

Sir Kenneth Corfield visiting Monkstown and in deep discussion with Jim Carvill and Noel McAlister

The focus of attention was the early days of the implementation of an On-line Purchasing system which replaced a batch system. This was all a big advance in those days but looking back it was so clunky and hard to use. The system used to ‘fall over’ every now and again and would take 2-3 hours to restore. The unofficial coffee breaks that this created were sometimes welcome but sometimes the last thing that we needed at a busy period.

The plan on this day was to have Sir Ken approve a high value Purchase Order personally … the system did behave .. and lasted for a number of years after that.

The turning off event of the Honeywell Level 6 after years of service, the official cutting of the power cable, by Robert.

Lots of familiar faces :Ivan, Terry, John, May, Robert, Noel, Mark, Adrian, Maxwell, Ronnie, Brian, Jim, Andy, Ken, Clifford…. more names will follow

 

Official opening by Lord Brookborough in 1962

The official opening was on 26th July 1962 by Lord Brookborough at which time there were 300 people already working in the plant.

He was accompanied on his factory tour by the Plant Manager Mr Kenneth Frost. If you recognise any of the other folks in this photograph please reply with a message.