Today, the Mullard archive has revealed the copy sent for approval by RF Kennedy, a journalist with the Blackburn Times. Although I have abridged this text somewhat, this was first published in the Friday evening editon of the Blackburn Times on 12th February 1954.
It was a 40-minute lunchtime break at the Mullard Blackburn works and the rush scene showed hundreds of workers on their toes, determined not to loose one second of the interlude which was typical of a factory where the accent is on..... Speed, Efficiency & Perfection.
To a newcomer, it all seemed so much bustle but a tour of the mammoth factory - I could have stayed all week and still not seen the whole - showed there was organisation behind the bustle.
This organisation has brought contented employment to over 3300 people of Blackburn and district and through the production of milloins of valves each year, is bringing untold pleasure to countless numbers of television viewers and radio fans in every corner of the globe.
Yes, Mullard have certaily notched a place for themselves in the industrial prosperity of this town whose bread and butter for generations have been dependant upon the cotton industry. And Mullard have achieved this proud place in the space of a mere 16 years.
Tune in for the next exciting installment of this story, coming to the blog near you SOON!