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welder

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Work permit
« on: September 24, 2019, 05:53:53 AM »


Father's photo off the 1940 work permit

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JohnKelly

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Re: Work permit
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2019, 06:28:08 AM »
I'm curious to know what the Work Permit was issued for?

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Re: Work permit
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2019, 07:23:43 AM »


During 1940, the date of my Father's permit, Britain was at war with

Germany. Belfast and other cities were being blitzed. Workers entering

England needed a permit. Many Irishmen have worked in England and some,

like my Father, chose to stay.
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Re: Work permit
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2019, 08:57:40 AM »
My reason for asking the question was that my understanding was that persons from the Republic of Ireland required a Work Permit to work in Northern Ireland but did not require a Work Permit to work in other parts of the United Kingdom, however I am not sure of the dates and when the requirement ceased.

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Re: Work permit
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2019, 09:05:05 AM »


I couldn't say with certainty JohnKelly, my Father obviously need one.

His last address in Belfast was 21 Arosa Parade with his parents.
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Re: Work permit
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2019, 09:12:42 AM »

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Re: Work permit
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2019, 10:16:14 PM »
in 1960 my sister boy friend from Scotland wanted to work in  N I he was told he needed a work permit, plus he could not understand why when he went into a shop with a pound note/ scottish/ he only got 19 and sixpence.

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Re: Work permit
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2019, 10:25:46 PM »


I Knew there was an exchange rate between Scotland & N Ireland  ???

That photo of Arosa Parade is since it was extensively modernised.
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Re: Work permit
« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2019, 05:54:33 PM »
I had one when I started work in 1972. Anyone born outside of NI had to have one. i believe it ended when the UK and ireland joined the EU

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Re: Work permit
« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2019, 07:34:37 PM »


My late Father left Belfast to join Wimpey in England 1940. He
worked for them all his life, was never on the dole / unemployed

Belfast and Newcastle upon Tyne were being blitzed (WWII)
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Re: Work permit
« Reply #10 on: October 14, 2019, 04:00:38 AM »

My late Father left Belfast to join Wimpey in England 1940. He
worked for them all his life, was never on the dole / unemployed

Belfast and Newcastle upon Tyne were being blitzed (WWII)

Yes, a lot of Irish worked for Wimpey and McAlpine's as so the song goes,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMvv3LL94GM

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Re: Work permit
« Reply #11 on: October 14, 2019, 06:23:08 AM »


I remember as a boy my Father was picked up by lorry. he

travelled in the back.If you were sick you were knocked out of

bed. Many a sick man might have been worked to death. The

Ganger's name was Joe Carrol.Nearly 50 years later at my Father's

request I drove my Father to an address just outside Blyth. The

man that answered the door was a giant of a man who looked

like Desperate Dan, my Father's old ganger .Still great mates.
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Re: Work permit
« Reply #12 on: October 14, 2019, 08:05:43 AM »

I remember as a boy my Father was picked up by lorry. he

travelled in the back.If you were sick you were knocked out of

bed. Many a sick man might have been worked to death. The

Ganger's name was Joe Carrol.Nearly 50 years later at my Father's

request I drove my Father to an address just outside Blyth. The

man that answered the door was a giant of a man who looked

like Desperate Dan, my Father's old ganger .Still great mates.

Over the years my father being a Carpenter had many jobs, one of them being with Wimpey. I was about 8 or 9 years old at the time and was into tractors and machinery. I recall to this day my father bringing me home Wimpey magazines with pictures of Wimpey construction sites with all the various machinery.

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Re: Work permit
« Reply #13 on: October 14, 2019, 08:23:23 AM »


I also remember those John. Due to severe arthritis in his lower

back and legs he ended up working in their Dunston Depot.

He'd be 101 years old tomorrow.

1918 - 1990
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Re: Work permit
« Reply #14 on: October 14, 2019, 09:36:10 AM »

I also remember those John. Due to severe arthritis in his lower

back and legs he ended up working in their Dunston Depot.

He'd be 101 years old tomorrow.

1918 - 1990

My father, 1918 - 2013