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Bailey Meters For ex-employees of Bailey UK, their friends and associates

A wonderful company and its people

This Website is for those who worked for Bailey Meters & Controls in Croydon, plus their affiliates overseas and those who were otherwise involved with the company. Click on one of the subjects at the very top of this page for more information and news. This Website aims to help us keep in touch with each other, find out where people are now, and to view pictures submitted by some who worked at Purley Way and on sites everywhere. At this stage we desperately need pictures and stories to get this Website going. Contributions are always welcome - please Email to the address below. If you have only paper documents and photographs please Email the same address and we will arrange collection wherever possible. We are glad to name contributors but to protect your privacy UNLESS YOU STATE OTHERWISE WE WILL ALWAYS ASSUME THAT YOU WISH YOUR SUBMISSION TO BE ANONYMOUS. If you want to receive an email notification or a tweet when changes or additions are made to this Website, or if you spot an error, please email

We have started a new page on this site. Called War Stories, it is intended to feature tales from members of Bailey;s staff: adventures, mishaps, funny incidents … The kinds of story that get told every time Bailey engineers get together. Come on folks, send them to

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We are saddened to have lost yet another Bailey stalwart., Rex young. Prior to joining Bailey, Rex was with Shell, where he was a timed-served Marine Engineer with a Chief’s certificate. He joined Bailey in their Contracts Department when it was managed by Eric Aslin and became a member of the Marine Section. He became head of the newly set up Contracts Variations section  and became head of the Contracts Division following Peter Gill’s retirement.
He moved to Johannesburg in the Mid/late Seventies to Manage Bailey Africa, a subsidiary of Babcock Africa.
He returned to the UK in the early 80s and became Commercial Manager of Whipp & Bourne in Yorkshire.
Having spent a number of years there he was offered the opportunity of becoming Managing Director of Babcock Wire, a manufacturer of wire-extrusion machines. During his early years there, Babcock Wire continued to struggle to break even. At this point FKI offered Rex the opportunity to purchase the organisation. Strangely enough having found it difficult to find funding to support the purchase, an FKI-related funding operation provided the finance for the purchase and Rex thus became a major shareholder.
A re-development programme and marketing review was introduced, following which the product sales picked up considerably both in Japan and Eastern Europe.
5 years on Rex decided to leave the business and so to reap the rewards of his endeavours. He retired 1992.

The funeral service will be on December 22nd at 14:30, at Eastbourne Crematorium and afterwards at the Grand Hotel, Eastbourne..