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Lloyd Ferron

LLOYD FERRON, born in St Catherine, Jamaica arrived in Nottingham at the age of 14 in 1957. His first job after leaving school was working at Raleigh. He worked in the fender shop, putting fenders on Choppers and other bikes as they moved down the conveyor belt. “It was my first job when I finishedContinue reading “Lloyd Ferron”

Govern Murray

GOVERN MURRAY began working at Raleigh in 1968. He had just turned sixteen and newly arrived from Jamaica. He spent the next 37 years working until he was made redundant. By the time he had completed his time at Raleigh he was able to make a bicycle from start to finish.  “I did so many differentContinue reading “Govern Murray”

Howard Edwards

HOWARD EDWARDS started his time at Raleigh as a machine operator and then moved on to become a welder. He worked at Raleigh for approximately three years. “When I came to England my cousin gave me a Raleigh racer, it was a red one, really good. That bike meant so much to me because IContinue reading “Howard Edwards”

Rosalind Jordan

ROSALIND JORDAN, from St Kitts, arrived in Nottingham at the age of nine in 1961. She initially found employment at Boots and then went onto Raleigh in 1972. She remembers the solidarity amongst Black women from different parts of the Caribbean who worked on the assembly line at Sturmey-Archer as they assembled the gears forContinue reading “Rosalind Jordan”

Phyllis Mighten

PHYLLIS MIGHTEN, born in St James Jamaica, arrived in England on October 15, 1961. During her ten years of employment at Raleigh she worked first in the tyre fitting department, known as the ‘wheel shop’, and then Sturmey-Archer’s export and import department.  Sturmey-Archer was a subsidiary of the Raleigh company, primarily producing bicycle hub gears,Continue reading “Phyllis Mighten”

Fay Osbourne

FAY OSBOURNE was an experienced typist when she joined Raleigh in the 1970s in the export department, which exported significant numbers of mountain bikes to Africa. She was one of three Black women that worked in the typing pool. While she may have been highly visible at work, her position as a typist in theContinue reading “Fay Osbourne”