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RH15 The down bay platforms at Westgate in spring 1944. Ardsley fireman Harry Horrocks on his C14 bound for Leeds Central and 4593 with Driver Arthur Pheasants and Fireman Charlie Roberts. The former was a remarkable man. Well read, well educated, a GC man from Staveley, he was also a capable masseur and I believe that he retired early to practise. He had strong views on enginemanship and Hugh Gibson, a fellow premium apprentice, learned much from him. I followed Hailstone's star: you could not follow both men, so different in outlook and their methods yet right at the top of their profession. Charlie Roberts had come from Colwick many years before for a regular firing job.