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Clive Robin Enock (1930-)
Clive pictured during the 1950's (click to enlarge).
Number 34 is second house from the left. Picture taken 1st May 2016 (click to enlarge).
Dudley Park Road viewed from Warwick Road c1930. Number 34 is the third house up on the left (click to enlarge).
Aerial view of Dudley Park Road c1950. Warwick Road runs along the bottom of the image. Number 34 is the fourth on the left going up Dudley Park Road (click to enlarge).
1935-1939 - 74 Heaton Road, Solihull, Birmingham, England. Built between 1921 and 1936.
'Whilst we lived in Solihull, our first detached house, Father boarded the loft and built a model railway (O gauge) on trestles which covered most of the available space up there. This was electrified by the inclusion of a third live rail, a popular method at that time. One particularly notable feature was a bridge that was a copy of one that spanned the Warwick Road in Olton, which we used to walk under every Sunday on our way to church.'
Number 74 as it appears now.
1939 - 17, Ridgway Road, Barton Seagrave, Kettering, Northamptonshire, England.
Lodging with Hayden and Kathleen Lock.
c1940-1946 - 21, Ridgway Road, Barton Seagrave, Kettering, Northamptonshire, England. Built c1939.
'Soon after the outbreak of war in 1939, father had to move to the Stewarts & Lloyds plant in Corby and the family had to move to Barton Seagrave, on the outskirts of Kettering, not far from Corby.'
1946 - 34, Dudley Park Road, Acocks Green, Birmingham, England.
'Father arranged for me to lodge with an aquaintance of his who lived in the same house as the family had, prior to moving to Solihull.'
c1950-c1952 - 586, Bromford Lane, Ward End, Birmingham, England.
1953 - 99, Brook Hill Road, Ward End, Birmingham, England.
1954-1955 - 308, Cooks Lane, Marston Green, Birmingham, England.
November 1955 - March 1956 - 21, Ridgway Road, Barton Seagrave, Kettering, Northamptonshire, England.
May 1956-1963 - 11, Falmouth Road, Ward End, Birmingham, England. Built between 1921 and 1937.
1963-1985 - 106, Hundred Acre Road, Streetly, England. Built in 1963.
Fees per quarter: £3 3s. (worth the equivalent of £215 in 2018).
Progress described as quick.
1936-1939 - Ruckleigh School, Lode Lane, Solihull, Birmingham, England.
Fees per quarter: 1936-37: £4 14s. 6d. (worth the equivalent of £315 in 2018), 1938-39: £5 15s. 6d. (worth the equivalent of £360 in 2018).
'My first school was a privately owned junior school, in Solihull, called Ruckleigh. It had only a few students.'
At school full time, progress described as good.
1939 - Solihull Grammar School, Solihull, Birmingham, England.
'I passed the entrance examination for The Solihull School, a grammar school, but war broke out before I could take my place there.'
1940-1942 - Kettering Grammar School, Bowling Green Road, Kettering, Northamptonshire, England.
'At the time [the outbreak of war], the London area was being evacuated, resulting in Kettering Grammar School being shared with a London school. As a consequence, I only attended school on a part time basis. This being entirely unsatisfactory to father, I was enrolled at a boarding school in Kimbolton School, Kimbolton, Huntingdonshire.'
Progress described as 'retrograde'. The school is now home to local government offices.
Wednesday 29th April 1942 - June 1946, Kimbolton Grammar School, High Street, Kimbolton, Huntingdonshire, England.
Fees per annum: About £75 (worth the equivalent of £3,400 in 2018).
'Boarding school had its drawbacks, but also its advantages.'
'On completion of my form 5 year, I was quite pleased with my final academic achievement. I passed my School Certificate with exemption from matriculation, effectively the University entrance exam.
Because this was during the war, many of the teachers, almost without exception men, had been called up into the forces. However, this didn't seem to really matter too much and our education carried on almost as normal with teachers apparently having a wealth of experience.'
The old Kimbolton Grammar School pictured in November 2015 (click to enlarge) picture by Adam Enock.
On Tuesday, 9th July, 1946, Clive undertook a Cambridge University entry exam. There were seven subjects in total, which were, English language and literature, history (British and European), geography, French, mathematics and general science. Clive gained credits in each subject and gained matriculation.
After leaving Kimbolton, Clive started a five-year apprenticeship with the Nuffield Organisation.
1955 - Birmingham College of Technology.
Studied for a National Certificate in Mechanical Engineering. Attended one day and three evenings a week. Passed examinations in Mathematics, Applied Mechanics and Heat Engines.
1956-1960 - Aston Technical College (part time).
Higher National Certificate in Mechanical Engineering.
1956-1957 - Applied Mechanics and Strength of Materials, Heat and Hydraulics, Engineering Mathematics - PASSED.
1957-1958 - Strength of Materials, Theory of Machines, Applied Thermodynamics - PASSED.
1958-1959 - Automobile Engineering, Principles of Engineering - PASSED.
1959-1960 - Workshop Technology and Principles of Electricity - PASSED.
1951-1955 - Nuffield Organisation. Wolseley Motors, Drews Lane, Ward End, Birmingham.
16th November 1953 - Service Department - £9 per week.
1955-1956 - Stewart's & Lloyd's, Gretton Road, Corby, Northamptonshire, England.
1956-1956 - Nuffield Organisation. Wolseley Motors, Drews Lane, Ward End, Birmingham.
1956-c1959 - Guest, Keen & Nettlefold Ltd (G.K.N), Birmingham, England.
1959-1963- J. Lucas Ltd.
Monday 1st April 1963-c1968 - GACO in Erdington, Birmingham, England.
Director of Designs.
1968-c1996 Tucker Fasteners, 177 Walsall Road, Perry Barr, Birmingham, England.
Applications Engineering Manager.
Clive filed a couple of patents whilst working for Tucker Fasteners, they can be found here.