These are some of the main items supplied by Dorman in the country's hour of
need, other items of lesser size, although important, in their own right, have not
been mentioned; thus ends Dorman contribution during the war years.
With the cessation of hostilities, conditions throughout the country gradually began to return to normal — in a sense it could be said that conditions had not been normal for many years, because of the extent of the pre-
which continued until 1948, while the company re-
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Rotary Club of which Mr. Wilford was President. The fairs raised £2,000 and the premises
thus purchased became the Stafford Eventide Homes situated on Rowley Bank.
Prior to this, however, Mr. Wilford, who had been with Dorman since 1914 and a director since 1920 died on December 8th 1946; his generosity and honesty were widely attested and his death sincerely lamented. Employees were awarded two hours paid absence from work should they wish to attend the funeral. The pall bearers included two foremen, a caretaker, a member of the office staff, two shop stewards from the A.E.U. and two from the M. &-
Dorman marine sales for the post war era got off to a good start in the first
years of peace and we are able to illustrate four of the many different types of
vessels where Dorman marine engines were to be found immediately after 1945. In addition
1946 saw a number of events; in that year the Company Chairman, Mr. Wilford initiated a fund for the foundation of an old people's home. In 1946 and 1947 the Company's Sports and Welfare Association allowed use to be made of their sports ground at Tixall Road as a venue for fairs organised by local voluntary bodies including the Stafford Branch of the
Passenger vessel, owned by Salter Bros. Limited, Oxford, on River Thames, and fitted with a Dorman engine.
Mail boat on Loch Lomond powered by a Dorman engine.
The ketch “Alpha” under full sail in the Caribbean. A Dorman diesel is fitted as a main propulsion unit.