Joslin, Cecil

Notes on Cecil Joslin, Cerine, 105 Braintree Road

He died 12 December 2005 aged 91. His brother Herbert died about a fortnight before.

Various conversations 2004. Tape made of one (interview tapes 197 and 198)

Born 1914 Braintree. Family came to Witham for Crittall job when Cecil about 10?, lived first in Manor Road.

Parents William (Bill) Joslin and Jessie Frances Kent

Sister older, Daisy Doris (Dot)
Daisy’s twin brother died of meningitis at 17, his friend also died.
Brother Herbert born 21 August 1919[?or 18], now lives 21 Highfields Road
Brought up as Baptists at Braintree.

Married
26 July 1952 to Kath. Daughter Celia (tel 502565)
Mother died a few years after.

See photos M2092-M2114, M2145-M2152
Crittall ones are as follows:
5 millionth window 1978
M2109. Invitation to Cecil Joslin for celebration for Crittall’s 5 millionth window.
M2110. Celebration for Crittall’s 5 millionth window. Group of four touring exhibition. Left to right, lady from Witham office, Towrie Horne from Silver End, unknown, Cecil Joslin. Doesn’t include Sir Charles Villiers (according to email 18 Aug 2004 from Churchill Archives centre where his papers are)
M2111. Celebration for Crittall’s 5 millionth window. Socialising with drinks. Left foreground in striped tie is Towrie Horne from Silver End. Right foreground, Cecil Joslin. Doesn’t include Sir Charles Villiers (according to email 18 Aug 2004 from Churchill Archives centre where his papers are)
M2112. Group of three at presentation for Crittall’s 5 millionth window. In front of exhibition. Left to right, Cecil Joslin, Towrie Horne from Silver End, and unknown. Doesn’t include Sir Charles Villiers (according to email 18 Aug 2004 from Churchill Archives centre where his papers are)
M2113. Group of three at presentation for Crittall’s 5 millionth window. In front of exhibition. Left to right, Cecil Joslin, unknown, Towrie Horne from Silver End. Doesn’t include Sir Charles Villiers (according to email 18 Aug 2004 from Churchill Archives centre where his papers are)
M2114. Group of three and crowd at presentation for Crittall’s 5 millionth window. In front of exhibition. Foreground, left to right, unknown, Cecil Joslin, Towrie Horne from Silver End. Doesn’t include Sir Charles Villiers (according to email 18 Aug 2004 from Churchill Archives centre where his papers are)
Cecil’s retirement 1979:
M2145. Retirement presentation to Cecil Joslin at Crittall’s (no. 2 on film). Cecil Joslin on left and foreman Michael Moore on right (Cecil said he was a lovely fellow). Pile of windows also.
M2146. Retirement presentation to Cecil Joslin at Crittall’s (no. 3 on film). Cecil Joslin on left and foreman Michael Moore on right (Cecil said he was a lovely fellow). Pile of windows also.
M2147. Retirement presentation to Cecil Joslin at Crittall’s (large group, no. 5 on film).
M2148. Retirement presentation to Cecil Joslin at Crittall’s (no. 6 on film). Cecil Joslin on his own with others in background. Windows in pile.
M2149. Retirement presentation to Cecil Joslin at Crittall’s (no. 7 on film). Left to right, (1) ‘Basky’ (in charge of getting window together, later went to Colchester), (2) — Bickers from Silver End, (3) ???, (4) Bill Bowers (of Witham, went to Silver End, brother of Horticultural Society man), (5) Bill King (now in home in Kelvedon). (6) ??? (man who was a bit slow).
M2150. Retirement presentation to Cecil Joslin at Crittall’s (no. 8 on film). On left is Fred Bretton, previously foreman, then under-manager. On right is Cecil. Others in background.
M2151. Retirement presentation to Cecil Joslin at Crittall’s (no. 9 on film). Left to right, Bill King (went to school with Cecil at Witham), Cecil, (??? from Coggeshall).
M2152. Bill Joslin (father of Cecil) in Rectory Lane with Dobbin the horse. There was a smallholding there near Rivenhall Rectory with chickens etc, also grew vegetables and took them to London.

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