I wanted to mention some names in this website. Wolverhampton Archives have done a great job in creating the website ‘Black Country History’ but due to the size of the archive it can only be a guide to what is within, of which the BSC era is simply a part. For example, one thing I was hoping to find during my search at the archives was an internal phone directory for the works which I once had and would like to have reproduced. Unfortunately the file which indicated a directory turned out to be a Nick Hedges picture of a blackboard with a few phone extension numbers chalked up !
I simply could not find something with the names of the people who were there when I was. I have reproduced some memoranda which gives a number of management and other names but otherwise I could find little else. Perhaps I simply did not identify the right box. One cannot simply go into the archive and ‘rummage’ through it – a long list of file references has to be scrutinised and a written request for a particular file reference given to be retrieved by the archivist.
If what you seek is not there then the list needs to be scrutinised again! Perhaps I was simply unlucky since although I found many interesting items I was unable to find a list of departments and personnel and so a further visit is perhaps required. In the meantime however I have done my best to recall some of the names of those I knew during my time.
Of course should anyone reading this does have any documents detailing the names of those working here at this time period – please get in touch. I would especially like that internal phone directory!