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Cutlers Westferry Road 1960
Cutler’s Steel Works, Westferry Road, ( near St. Edmund's church). The annual dinner for the office staff, about 1960. Left foreground, David Thompson - David was the son of another David Thompson, a boiler maker who came to the Island from Scotland in the 19th century. David’s brothers, George and Ted, also worked at Cutlers, and so did his sons, Ted, John, Tom and young Dave. David was outside foreman for the firm. One of their main jobs was erecting gas holders and he could see examples of his work wherever he travelled! He was still climbing gas holders at the age of 70, and retired at the age of 78 in 1965. He died in 1968.