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Roy Woolliscroft

Roy Woolliscroft

Male 1922 - 2006  (83 years)

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  • Name Roy Woolliscroft 
    Born 23 Jul 1922  Hanley, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Residence 29 Sep 1939  55 Paddock Street, Hanley, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Typewriter repair mechanic. Living with his parents.
    Died 13 Mar 2006  Horsham, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Probate 11 Aug 2006  Probate Registry, Oxford Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • ROY WOOLLISCROFT died on 13th March 2006, aged 83. He was born in North Staffordshire to an engineering family. He left school at 14 and spent the Second World War as a fitter with Birmingham Small Arms and Rolls Royce at a number of their plants in the Midlands. His early experience on the shop floor made him acutely aware of the need for effective management with modern attitudes in the post war years. During the war he studied Economics with the WEA and Ruskin College, and in 1947 gained a scholarship to Clare to read further in the subject. He came up at a particularly stimulating time when there was a fascinating mixture of those who had just left school with ex-servicemen and civilians of various ages. In later years he described his time in Cambridge as amongst the most rewarding of his life. The opportunity to read extensively, and to discuss new ideas for renewing Britain’s economy, was for Roy ‘an intellectual heaven’.
      He spent the 1950s and early 1960s developing his managerial skills, first with the Ministry of Supply in armaments factories in the Midlands, from 1953 with Bristol Aeroplane Company/ British Aerospace and then from 1963 with Thorn Electrical Industries. His final move was to Mirror Group Newspapers as Director of Manpower in 1968. To The Daily Mirror he brought his fully mature talents of strong business acumen allied to formidable negotiating skills. The 1970s saw a decade of industrial strife, with the trades union movement at the height of its power. Bearing in mind the company had to produce several daily national and regional newspapers, he worked in a challenging environment. His tenure saw a steadily reducing workforce but improved working relationships. The early 1980s yielded the discarding of obsolete production methods and the creation of the modern newspaper group that continues successfully to this day.
      He retired in 1984 to twenty years of charitable work with such organisations as Mencap, local schools and care facilities for individuals with learning difficulties, together with various Surrey County Council committees concerning education, housing and health issues. He also advised Government on policy development for those with learning difficulties. He saw his role as speaking for those who could not speak for themselves. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy, and their son and daughter.
      THE CLARE ASSOCIATION ANNUAL 2005 - 2006, Clare College, Cambridge, England
    Person ID I8133  Williscroft | The Alton Families
    Last Modified 10 Jan 2018 

    Father Frederick John Woolliscroft,   b. 16 Aug 1882, Hanley, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Dec 1962, Hanley, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Mother Fanny Tipper,   b. 29 Jan 1884, Cheadle, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 May 1964, 58 St. Edmunds Avenue, Porthill, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 8 May 1904  Holy Trinity, Northwood, Hanley, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1735  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Living 
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    Last Modified 25 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F3621  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsResidence - 29 Sep 1939 - 55 Paddock Street, Hanley, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - 11 Aug 2006 - Probate Registry, Oxford Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S730] 1939 Register, ((database online) findmypast.co.uk), RG101/5286G/005/11 Letter Code: ONDG.

    2. [S797] UK Probate Records 1858 to date (Find a Will), ((database online) https://probatesearch.service.gov.uk/#wills).