Can you help Ray find an old workmate, please?

Just had this interesting enquiry from Ray Hart, who’s looking for a former workmate who lived at least for a time in the high rise blocks in Brownhills, and worked at Hardy Spicer (Now GKN Driveline) in Erdington, near Castle Bromwich.

Hardy Spicer in the old days, as maybe Ray would remember it. Image found on Pinterest.

I’ll let Ray explain:

Good afternoon Bob.

I’m searching for a very old pal of mine Ray Fryer.

Ray and I worked together at Hardy Spicer in Erdington circa 1962, at the time Ray and his wife lived Lozells. In 1967 I think? They lived in one of those blocks of flats on the left as you drove into Brownhills from Birmingham. Waine, Bayley & Humphries Houses.

There’s no problem at all. I’m sure many of us have been having a good sort out as a result of Covid 19. During one such sort, I came across some photo’s of Ray and his toddler daughter playing with my toddler son, in our garden taken in the summer of 1967.

Like me he would be in his mid seventies. It would be brilliant to meet him again, and of course, give him the photographs.

Look forward to any info my may be able come by.

Many thanks
Ray Hart

Did you know Ray Fryer or his family? I don’t recognise the name, but I do know many people in the Brownhills and wider area worked at Hardy Spicer so I think we have a good chance of reuniting old workmates here.

If you can help, please do. If you know anything, please mail me, preferably on BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot com and I’ll hook you up.

Hardy Spicer – now GKN Driveline – was just a quick hop down the Chester Road from Brownhills and id still a large employer of local people. Imagery from Apple Maps.

 

You can comment on this post too, but obviously I may have to edit any personal info posted, but will pass it on.

Thanks to Ray for a lovely enquiry and I wish him luck in his search.

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2 Responses to Can you help Ray find an old workmate, please?

  1. Jean Willey says:

    Hello Bob/Ray. Was the name of your friend Ray, Barbara? I have found a Raymond Fryer born 1945 in Birmingham. They married in 1963 and had a daughter Carol Ann in 1766 b. Birmingham and a son Mark b.1968 in the district of Aldridge. Also, I am sad to say that a Raymond Fryer born 1945 died in the district of Aldridge in 1975. There was another Raymond born in Birmingham at about the same time, so this may not be your Ray. I could try to follow up on Barbara if this is of help to you.
    Regards
    Jean Willey

  2. Carol Williams says:

    I am Ray’s daughter. I have emailed bob to forward my details to RayHart

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