Posted: 14/09/2014 at 10:18
The company was actually called British Calender Construction, I know all about that job because my dad drove a big lorry that the cables laid on in huge big reels, and when they had to lay the cable under a main road, they dug the little tunnel and went to a fireworks factory to get a super fast rocket made to which they attached one end of the cable and fired
it under the road!
One day he came home with a little box, in it was a nest of baby mice and mum, he didnt have the heart to let them be destroyed
.Another time he brought us a huge big box of daff bulbs.
If you looked on the main road out of London and into Kent, you would have seen a portaloo, not plastic like you get now, but a corrigated iron one, one day he was delivering it to the site when it flew of the back of the lorry, not wanting to get in trouble, he just kept going and that thing was still on the side of the road 30 years later.