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SHORTS BOYS  | These are the men, women and boys who worked for Short Brothers

1917 - 1947

Frederick started work for Shorts on 25th. May 1915 as an aeronautical storekeeper at Eastchurch and was one of five members of the family who worked for Shorts. His daughter Margaret Louise worked at Rochester until 1927. It was company policy then that any lady getting married had to leave the company. Her sister, Hilda Rose, also worked at Rochester and married Percy Shepherd, a Shorts employee who also worked at Rochester and later became manager of the Swindon Works after Rochester was bombed in 1940. Hugh Body was an uncle by marriage and worked in the drawing office at Rochester.

 

FREDERICK THOMAS QUITTENDEN by Martin Hubbard

 

Below  the famous ‘SHEPPEY ’PASSPORT’.

 

During both World Wars Sheppey was a restricted area and special permissions

had to be granted to enter the island.

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An offer of employment at Eastchurch. Note, the missing salary that was offered but then cut out by grandma.

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