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 -
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It is my sad duty to report that Alan Boot has lost his long battle with Parkinson's Disease. Many of you will be aware that Alan's illness was first diagnosed over 5 years ago and since then I have endeavoured to maintain contact via Alan's son Tom, in order to offer words of comfort and encouragement from his friends and former colleagues.
Initially, our phone calls and texts were fairly regular but as Alan's health declined, the feedback from Tom gradually became less frequent and eventually ceased altogether. However, in response
to my recent voice-
It appears that early in 2017, Alan's health began to deteriorate further and reached a stage where he could no longer maintain his fight with the disease.
Alan joined Bailey Meters as an apprentice and worked in several departments. When he completed his training, Alan became an engineer in the Contracts Department and worked on several large power station projects including Heysham 2 NPS and Torness NPS. Alan was an excellent engineer and was able to combine his considerable contractual skills with a lovely personality.
He was very popular with his colleagues at 218 Purley Way and also with his counterparts in the contract offices of CEGB and SSEB, where he was well respected for his integrity and professional
Approach. When the Croydon offices were closing at the end of the 1980's, Alan joined Dusty Miller at Klippon Microsystems, part of the Weidmuller Group, where he worked for many years. Alan was a real gentleman who greeted everyone with an unforgettable smile. He will be sorely missed by all those who knew him.