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The early days of Dick Hampton

Post #1 by mary64 » Tue Feb 04, 2014 11:02 am

Hi,I am a new member. My Father, Sam Hopwood worked for Dick Hampton from the time that Dick opened his yard in Hampshire, until my Father's death in 1973. My Dad loved his time working for Dick Hampton and travelling the country in his lorry delivering machinery to all parts of the UK and latterly to Germany. Does anyone still remember my Dad? I have lots of photos of the very early days of the company and going forward. Would anyone be interested if I posted them to this site, and if so perhaps someone could let me know where to put them and how to do it. There are lots of old names that I remember - Stan Jeffrey, "Ginger" Ainsley, Bert Parish, Barbara Toogood (Dick's secretary) ......and may more.

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Re: The early days of Dick Hampton

Post #2 by XS650 » Tue Feb 04, 2014 11:43 am

Think there are many who would be interested, Mary . There is quite an active thread already on the topic which I suppose you have seen.
Posting photos , assuming they are already scanned in on your computer_

To post pics-
Go to Quick Reply box at bottom of page.
CRUCIAL - THEN CLICK 'Full Editor' AT BOTTOM OF QUICK REPLY BOX.
Then under dark blue line at bottom it says 'browser' click it .
Find pic open it , then click 'upload attachment'
Choose your spot in post and click 'place inline'

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Re: The early days of Dick Hampton

Post #3 by mary64 » Tue Feb 04, 2014 12:25 pm

Hi Craig
Many thanks for the info on how to post photos


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Re: The early days of Dick Hampton

Post #4 by mary64 » Tue Feb 04, 2014 2:43 pm

Sorry - I am really new to all of this! Craig has advised me how to add photos but I can't see how to do this at the moment. I have tried to follow instructions but can't see what he has said on the page. Perhaps someone can help me please

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Re: The early days of Dick Hampton

Post #5 by Neversweat » Tue Feb 04, 2014 6:19 pm

Give this a look

viewtopic.php?f=76&t=6668

Look forward to the photos :thumbup:

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Re: The early days of Dick Hampton

Post #6 by XS650 » Wed Feb 05, 2014 1:56 pm

Mary , you could open CMN in two tabs ( windows) and have instructions on other tab .
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Re: The early days of Dick Hampton

Post #7 by modelman093 » Wed Feb 05, 2014 4:12 pm

You can install a programme called Shrinkpix which will detect that you are attaching an image to an email or forum posting and do the image reduction automatically while leaving the original untouched.


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Re: The early days of Dick Hampton

Post #8 by mary64 » Sun Feb 16, 2014 7:06 pm

These photos are of the opening party at Blacknest, late 1950s. Dick and Mrs Hampton opened the new Company headquarters and held a staff party to christen the new Caterpillar tractor which I believe was the 2nd one that they had. In the early days Mrs Hampton drove the tractor in daylight hours. My Dad was the 2nd employee to be enlisted from the local area. The company grew rapidly and work was carried out all over Britain - the 1960s being the heyday of the motorways. I particularly remember the Preston Bypass being built and Dad was away for 6 months only coming home for one weekend during that time.
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Re: The early days of Dick Hampton

Post #9 by BertusL » Sun Feb 16, 2014 7:28 pm

These are really nice photo's!

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Re: The early days of Dick Hampton

Post #10 by mary64 » Sun Feb 16, 2014 7:33 pm

Does anyone remember Tommy Lamb? he had a son Michael (Mickey) and a younger son Danny. I believe Mrs Lamb's name was Madge. They were a lovely family, Irish I believe and travelled around from site to site. I remember visiting them in the caravan at Rochester Kent in the early 1960s.


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