IT STARTED WITH AN ELECTRODE CAGE.......

 

Today's photograph from the Mullard archives shows Albert Pumphrey, a valve engineer from the Blackburn Works examining Hilda Brooks' efforts at delicately constructing an electrode cage in May 1952.    The archive record does not record whether or not Albert subsequently asked Hilda to accompany him to see the new hit film Singin' In the Rain at the Savoy Picture House in Darwen some time after their Blackburn Valve Assembly tete-a-tete or if she said yes or no!