Hadfields of Sheffield in MADE IN SHEFFIELD Posted February 16, 2011 Hadfields at East Hecla Works on Vulcan Road was truly one of the great Sheffield firms, and it is a tragedy that it has disappeared. I worked in the offices there for a short time in the 1950s --in the Sales R department, where the boss was a guy called Jack Bowles. I cannot imagine that any of the people who were in that office with me are still around, for most of them were a lot older than me. My closest colleague at that time was a lad called Mike Williams, and I believe he later ran a ppst office somewhere in the Sheffield area, but, sadly, he died a few years ago. I know that one of the people in the metallurgy department was the famous old Sheffield United player Harry Johnson, who scored more than 200 goals for the Blades. In that department, too, there was a man called Knowles. HI OCSK One of my best friends worked there in the offices, his name was Stan Pell he was assistant chief engineer he would be working in that era you mentioned, He was no prude, but a real gent, and all the years l knew him l never heard him utter a swear word, He rose to officer rank in the last war, did you happen to know him old canny, Skeets.