Hi Tony -
Yes I would enjoy taking part in the building of a complete picture of George Swifts(Later Crawford Swift Ltd) I worked as applications engineer in the "front line" until of the firms activities until I was made redundant in 2001 when the firm was bought by an Egyptian asset stripper.
I have had a very happy and fulfilling career until the last few years which were quite upsetting but sadly, typical of what is happening all around us.
Two colleagues and myself managed to salvage a lot of archive material when it was literally being thrown in a skip. I am still in touch with Geoff Briggs and Paul Andrews who were designers there for many years.
Last week we had the funeral of Ken Hough (75) former technical director - It was attended by George Brown (former MD) and Geoff Meadowcroft (sales director) Brian Carr (Quality Manager) and Colin Willis (Fitting Foreman)
We, "the old school " , are reducing in numbers year by year but I am sure we could provide plenty of material of the kind you suggest
You are welcome to use my presentations, papers and pictures which I will send to you bit by bit during the coming weeks. I will also write up a summary of the firms history as I know it. I would also be interested to know a little more about your own activities
Regards Allan Kennedy