Sunday, March 07, 2010

Draughtsmen Union - AESD 1938

London West Branch

AESD - Association of Engininereering & Shipbuilding Draughtsmen

96 St Georges Square London SW1

Established 21st May 1913, Clydeside, Glasgow, Scotland by William Herd (draughtsman at John Brown's Shipyard) 158 West Regent Street, Glasgow

National AESD Membership 1938- 14,000

At the general meeting held on 13th December 1938 Mr. Stone in the chair, the following AESD officials for 1938 were elected :—

President—H. L. Gearing, 51 Seymour Gdns., Ilford, Essex.

Vice-President—S. Y. Smith, “Wilby,” Lawn Ave., Garden City, West Drayton.

Secretary and R.C. Delegate—Nehemiah Lawson Shakespeare, 30 Little Rd.,

Hayes, Middlesex.

Assistant Secretaries : Subscriptions—W. B. Roberts, 2 Cranford Park Rd., Hayes, Middlesex.

Unemployment—V. Orloff, 56 Stuart Crescent, Hayes Rd., Hayes, Middlesex.

Treasurer—G. H. Russell, 16 Little Road, Hayes, Middlesex.

Vacancy List and Magazine Secretary—L. Carne, 42 Drayton

Park Ave., West Drayton, Middlesex.

Minute Secretary—A. E. Ranger, 51 Derwent Drive; Uxbridge

Road, Middlesex.

C.M. for Isolated Members—S. E. Browning, 222 Botwell Lane, Hayes, Middlesex.

Delegate to No. 10 District Committee—W. B. Roberts

(address as above).

Delegate to L.A.T.C.—S. Y. Smith (address as above).

Auditors—J. Tucker, 31 Mount Road, Hayes, Middlesex.

P. H. Stone, 45 Wennington Rd., Rainham, Essex.

Social Organiser—J. Brett, 12 Colbrook Ave, Hayes, Middlesex.

The thanks of all members are due to the retiring officials. During the year the branch has continued to progress, due in large measure to the activities of the C.M.’s and to the consistent service of the branch officials.

It is with great regret that the resignations of Messrs. P. J. Thyer and C. W. Gander were accepted, they having served the Association as branch auditors for the last four years. One pleasing feature of the annual meeting was the readiness with which some of the members accepted office in place of the retiring officials. At last it appears that members are realising that in a democratic association like ours it is essential that all members should be prepared to pull their weight, and the branch council is hopeful that during the year a much livelier interest in the affairs of the Association will be shown by members generally.

During the year, 78 new members were enrolled, the total membership at the end of the year being 336 compared with 303 at the end of the year previous, but during the year there were a large number of transfers in and out of the branch. In October, a resolution expres-sing the horror and disgust of our members at the bombing and machine-gunning of Chinese non-combatants by the Japanese Air Force, and calling on the government to immediately call a world conference to discuss the abolition of aerial warfare, was sent to the prime minister, the local M.P. and the press. In November a smoking concert was held.

Mr. Peter Doig (AESD General Secretary) was in the chair and 96 people were present, including a number of non-members (some of whom have since been enrolled). It was a very enjoyable evening, the programme including bagpipe selections, songs, piano-accordion selections, some very clever patter and “interesting stories,” mono-logues, xylophone solos and community singing. The talent of our members was very much appreciated by everyone present. Since then, numerous requests have been received by the secretary for another such function, therefore another smoking concert is being arranged for March 7th. Office committees have been active during the year trying to shorten hours, get better lighting conditions, increase salaries, etc., and have met with some measure of success, but would have been much more successful if they could have relied on the wholehearted support of the members for whom they were acting. However, there are signs that members generally are realising the unique opportunities that now prevail to improve their status.

The Draughtsman Organ of the AESD
Editor George W Thomson
March 1938


Most of the AESD branch members would have been employed at the Gramophone/EMI factory Hayes.

Nehemiah Lawson Shakespeare

A former magistrate and Labour chairman of the Hayes & Harlington Urban District Council has died in Hillingdon Hospital after a long illness.

Mr Nehemiah Lawson Shakespeare — who often used his second name, Lawson — died last week. He was 86.

MrLawson Shakespeare was a member of the former Haves and Harlington Urban district Council for 19 years. he was Chairman from 1954-1955


Mr Shakespeare became a Justice of the Peace in 1955 and for many years served as an Uxbridge magistrate.

He was also involved in several other committees and organisations.

In 1946 he founded the Hayes and Harlington Community Association.

Mr Shakespeare spent 21 years on the Southern Electricity Board consultation committee and 16 years as a member of the Southall Technical College governing committee.

He was also a former chairman of the St Bernard Hospital (Mental hospital) management committee.

Mr Shakespeare, of Little Road, Hayes, retired for Thorn EMI in 1965 after working for 36 years as a design draftsman (member of the DATA union). He is survived by his wife, Ethel, and two sons, Raymond and Kenneth.

His funeral was at Breakspeare Crematorium, Ruislip,

(Below recruitment poster AESD Oct 1937)

AESD - Association of Engineering & Shipbuilding Draughtsmen

AESD February 1938



Secretary—W. H. ALLEN, 146 Burghead Drive, Glasgow, S.W.I.

Aberdeen—G. DEANS, 204 King Street, Aberdeen.

Clydebank—T. McLENNAN, 60 Carlibar Avenue, Glasgow, W.3.

Dundee—JAMES SKINNER, 69 Gray Street, Broughty Ferry, Angus.

Edinburgh—J. MILLAR, 20 Glenlee Gardens, Edinburgh 8.

Glasgow East—J. R. MILLER, 15 Bencroft Drive, Croftfoot, Glasgow, S.4.

Glasgow North—F. WILD, “Beechbank,” 106 Kenmure Avenue, Bishopbriggs, Glasgow.

Glasgow South—R. F. SCOTT, 32 Peninver Drive, Glasgow, S.W.I.

Glasgow South-West—J. Mc. M. KAY, 273 Ashkirk Drive, Glasgow, S.W.2.

Glasgow West—T. HUNTER, 1269 Govan Road, Glasgow, S.W.I.

Greenock—A. D. RITCHIE, 56 Grosvenor Road, Greenock. Kilmarnock and !r»ine—JAMES’ MCALLISTER, c/o Dempster, 11 Woodstock Place, Kilmamock, Ayrshire.

Motherwell—D. I. ROGERSON, 52 Ainess Street, Hamilton, Lanarkshire.

Paisley—A. GUTHRIE, 12 Regent Street, Paisley.

Solway and District—R. H. GRAY, 22 Hillcrest Avenue, Harraby, Carlisle.

Scotland Central—WM. MARTIN, 45a Grange Road, Alloa, Scotland.

Executive Member—W. S. BLAIR, 8 Larchfield Place, Glasgow, W.4.


Secretary—A. W. LINDSAY, 23 Lisle Grove, Willington Quay, Northumberland.

Darlington—J. W. WALTON, 14 Walbech Avenue, Darlington.

Durham North—A. BATESON, 23 Harton House Road, South Shields.

Hartlepool—W. W. THOMPSON, 23 Glentower Grove, Seatoncarew, Co. Durham.

Middlesbrough—V. ROBINS, 6 Longford Street, Middlesbrough.

Newcastle-on-Tyne’—J. MATHER, 32 Duchess Drive, Newcastle-on-Tyne 5.

Stockton-on-Tees—H. WINDSOR, 4 Audrey Grove, Hartbum, Stockton-on-Tees.

Walker—W. THOMSON, “Lynwood,” Dunston Road, Dunston-on-Tyne.

Wallsend—J. JOBLING, 42-‘Brampton Place, North Shields, Northumberland.

Wearside—P. J. COULTHARD, “Glencoe,” Sunniside Terrace, Cleadon, Sunderland-

Executive Member—J. KELLY, 140 Addycombe Terrace, Heaton, Newcastle-on-Tyne


Secretary—R. A. APPLETON, 13 Broom Crescent, Eccles Old Road, Salford 6.

Altrincham—T. SMITH, “Llyn Ogwen,” Sinderiand Road, Altrincham, Cheshire.

Ashton-under-Lyne—T. L. WALSH, 1 Range Road, Stalybridge, Cheshire.

Barrow—J. E. REID, “Stone Dyke,” Roose, Barrow-in-Fumess.

Birkenhead and Liverpool—D. HILL, 36 Asterfield Avenue, Bedington, Cheshire.

Blackburn—H. TOMLINSON, Heatherdell, Whalley Road, Langho, Lanes,

Bolton—E. D. JOHNSON, “Sunny Bank,” Bottom o’ th’ Moor, Chorley Old Road, Bolton, Lances.

Chester—S. KIRKPATRICK, 11 Caughall Road, Upton, Chester.

Manchester Central—T. K. HART, “Hilldrop,” 2 Belgrave Road, Hr. Crumpsall, Manchester 8.

Manchester South—A. FLYNN, 25 Acresfield Avenue, Audenshaw, near Manchester.

Oldham—E. SKELTON, 379 Huddersfield Road, Waterhead, Oldham, Lanes.

Preston—J. T. SERGEANT, 8 The Boulevard, Frenchwood, Preston.

Rochdale—H. TOMLINSON, 37 Kellett Street, Rochdale.

St. Helens and Prescot—J. 0. FREEMAN, 170 Chamberlain Street, St. Helens, Lanes.

Salford—W. H. DUNCAN, 15 Balmoral Avenue, Chassen Road, Flixton, Manchester.

Stockport—C. R. HOUNSLOW, 172 Edgeley Road, Stockport.

Stoke-on-Trent—M. L. DEAN, 155 The Avenue, Newcastle Road, Newcastle, Staffs.

Stretford—ERNEST HALL, 57 Addison Crescent, Old Trafford, Manchester 16.

Trafford—A. GEORGE, 159 Walton Road, Sale, Cheshire.

Warrington and District—E. CORKER, 84 Ashton Road, Newton-le-Willows, Lanes.

Executive Member—C. R. HOUNSLOW, 172 Edgeley Road, Stockport.


Secretary—F. A. WOODBRIDGE, 23 Raven Road, Headingley, Leeds.

Bradford—F. KILSHAW, 24 Ederoyd Drive, Stanningley, Yorks.

Halifax—A. MITCHELL, 5 Moorlands Crescent, Cousin Lane, Ovenden, Halifax.

Huddersfield—J. H. E. COOPER, 75 Gramfield Road, Crosland Moor, Huddersfield.

Hull—W. TRAVIS, 44 Lomond Road, Spring Bank West, Hull.

Leeds—W. E. FOWLER, 49 Stainbum Drive, Leeds 7.

Selby—F. BULLING, Hemingbrough, Selby, Yorks.

Waketield—R. HEALD, “St. Clair,” Oakenshaw, Croften, near Wakefield.

York—O. D. MAXWELL, 69 Grantham Drive, Acomb Road, York.

Executive Member—F. A. WOODBRIDGE, 23 Raven Road, Headingley, Leeds.


Secretary—R. R. PONTON, 154 Derby Road, Long Baton, Nottingham.

Barnsley—(See Sheffield).

Chesterfield—J. A. SWALES, 88 Old Hall Road, Chesterfield.

Derby—G. R. SALE, 7 Ainsworth Drive, Stenson Road, Derby.

Doncaster—(See Sheffield).

Gainsborough—J. P. HALL, 4 Bowling Green Road, Gainsborough.

Grantham—J. H. LOWSON, 200 Harrowby Road, Grantham.

Lincoln—G. W. VERNEY, 119 Winn Street, Lincoln.

Newark-on-Trent—F. COE, 26 Lime Grove, Newark-on-Trent.

Nottingham—H. C. PEACOCK, 3 Wroxham Drive, Wollaton, Nottingham.

Retford—F. W. APPLEBY, 1 The Paddock, London Road, Retford, Notts.

Scunthorpe—C. F. HARVEY, 5 Auckland Road, Scunthorpe, Lines.

Sheffield—F. FOWLSTON, 18 Endcliffe Terrace Road, Sheffield 11.

Executive Member—A. D. MACKELLAR, 7 Warwick Avenue, Derby.


Secretary—H. D. SHELLEY, 53 Cromwell Road, Rugby.

Coventry—E. LAWRENCE, 32 Woodclose Avenue, Coventry.

Leicester—G. T. HAMMOND, “Hill Crest,” Leicester Road, Groby, near Leicester.

Loughborough—W. P. STAGG, 25 Edeliu Road, Loughborough, Leicestershire.

Northampton—W. E. REVELL, 181 Main Road, New Duston, Northampton.

Peterborough—H. HIRST, 22 Princes Street, Peterborough.

Rugby—F. C. LAWRENCE, 21 Warren Road, Rugby.

Executive Member—G. DAVIDSON, 16 Shenstone Avenue, Rugby. ;


Secretary—G. E. TAYLOR, 36 Aylesbury Crescent, Kingstanding, Birmingham 29.

Birmingham Central—V. C. LANE, 129 Clements Road, South Yardley, Birmingham.

North—G. M. RUSHTON (pro-tern), 62 Warren Road, Erdington, Birmingham.

South—H. BAKER, 30 Brookvale Road, Olton, Birmingham 27.

Dudley—R. ALLBUT, 102 Castle Road, Tipton, Staffs.

Smethwick—T. GRAVER, 18 Chestnut Road, Quinton, Birmingham.

Stafford—P. J. CLEWLOW, 31 Eccleshall Road, Stafford.

Wellington—G. T. NAPIER, “Rivershill, Links Road, Belle Vue, Shrewsbury.

Wolverhampton—J. F. JAMESON, “Dorica,” Wood End Road, Wednesfield, Staffs.

Worcester—W. B. LETTICE, 6 Severn Terrace, Worcester.

Executive Memter—B. FELTON, 57 Fairway, Stafford.


Secretary—R. ARNEIL, 59-Second Avenue, Bath.

Bath—E. B. WHITELOCK, “Heatherlea,” Warminster Road, Bath.

Bristol—H. H. WINSTONE, 62 Cassell Road, Fishponds, Bristol. ,

Gloucester—S, THORPE, “Hilbre,” 150 Cheltenham Road, Gloucester.

Melksham—J. AYRE, “Lynton,” Warwick Crescent, Melksham, Wilts.

Newport and Cardiff—W. A. RUSE, “West Heath,” Flaxland Avenue, Cardiff.

Swansea—F. H. BAKER, “Mount View,” 271 Old Road, Briton Ferry, Glam.

Yeovil—F. H. BROWNE, 35 The Avenue, Yeovil, Som.

Executive Member—H. H. WINSTONE, 62 Cassell Road, Fishponds, Bristol,


Secretary—A. W. SMITH, 423 Woodbridge Road, Ipswich.

Ghelmsford—C. P. HAZELL, 133 Springfield Park Avenue, Chelmsford.

Colchester—C. H. WOODWARD, 407 Ipswich Road, Colchester.

Ipswich—A. F. CARTER, 103 Clapgate Lane, Ipswich.

Norwich—D. F. LEE, “Kenilworth,” St. Williams Way, Norwich.

Executive Member—W. N. C. BOREHAM, 17 Norbury Road, Ipswich.


Secretary—W. H. WALKER, “Dunelm,” Gaynes Hill Road, Woodford Bridge, Essex.

Bedford—F. C. DRAGE, 86 Mile Road, Bedford.

Brighton—E. C. MANN, 38 The Highway, Moulscoomb, Brighton 7.

Croydon—L. D. HILL, 29 Parkside Gardens, Coulsdon, Surrey.

Erith—J. G. O’REILLY, “Rathmore,” Halt Robin Road, Belvedere, Kent.

Kingston—J. A. DACRE, “Newland House,” High Road, Byfleet, Surrey.

London Central—D. McNAIR, 36 Eton Avenue, Wembley, Middlesex.

City—A. A. BOARD, 198 Ivydale Road, S.E.15.

East-Central—R. E. BLACKBURN, 40 Wimborne Drive, Cannon s Lane, Pinner, Middlesex.

London North—W. S. SMITH, “Baquba,” Tempest Avenue, Potters Bar, Midx.

North-West—A. J. LEWIS, 24 Elms Park Avenue, Sudbury, Wembley, Midx.

South-East—W. KENYON, 8 Hook Lane, Welling, Kent.

South-West—T. C. SMOKER, 11 Cornwall Avenue, Welling, Kent.

West—N. L. SHAKESPEARE, 30 Little Road, Hayes, Middlesex.

West-Central—T. S. McAULAY, 89 Capthome Avenue .Rayners Lane, Harrow. Middlesex.

Luton—H. R. WARREN, 170 Strathmore Avenue, Luton, Beds.

Medway—L. McLEAN, 42 Haig Avenue, Gillingham, Kent.

Oxford—W. LEWIS, 14 Morecambe Avenue, Caversham Heights, Reading.

Stratford—F. A- LOVE, 20 Front Lane, Cranham. Upminster, Essex.

Executive Member—F. R. PEARSON, 69 Stanmer Park Road, Brighton.


Secretary—J. JORDENS, “Dunedin,” 72 Mill Hill Road, Cowes, I.O.W.

Cowes—J. T. GODDARD, “Ardenne, Connaught Road, East Cowes, I.O.W.

Southampton—H. TAYLOR, 141 Desborough Road, Eastleigh, Hants.

Executive Member—V. BIBIRE, Norman Croft, Swanwick, Southampton.


Secretary—J. McAUSLAN, 40 Wandsworth Crescent, Strandtown, Belfast.

Belfast—S. H. GAMBLE, 306 Castlereagh Road, Belfast.

Cork—(see Dublin).

Dublin—P. CASEY, 20 Belton Park Road, Donnycarney, Dublin.

Executive Member—B. L. WEST, “Mayville,” Old Comber Road, Dundonald,