Charles Alfred Skevington (1918 - 1985)
Charlie Skevington, universally known as ‘Skevvy’, was born in Islington on 24th May 1918.
He joined the company as a 14 year old in January 1933 in the scale shop at Berry Place off the Goswell Road, and worked on scale production until he joined the RAF as a volunteer in 1941.
On his return from WWII in 1946 he started at Edmonton in scale assembly, but left the Company in January 1947. However he re-joined in January 1948 as an outside service engineer.
He retired in July 1982, when the Lion News noted that he was ‘a bustling cheerful character, popular with both customers and colleagues’. Pictured at his retirement presentation in the Walthamstow depot are (left to right) Peter Coates, Jim Herbert, Eddie Wheeler, Les Skates, Skevvy, Joe D'Amant Jnr and Jock Redpath.
Skevvy died on 7th November 1985.