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Reffin, Stan (12 of 12) National Life Story Collection: An Oral History of the Water Industry

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  • Recording date

    2009-04-27, 2009-04-28

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    Interviewee's home

  • Interviewees

    Reffin, Stan, 1949- (speaker, male)

  • Interviewers

    Gilmour, Alison (speaker, female)

  • Abstract

    Part 12: SR reflects upon feelings about retirement from YW and doubts. Description of final days at YW, lunch with YW Business Manager Stuart Gilmour and staff from Memwith Hill US Navy Communications Site. Description of final day at YW, bosses [Nicola Hart and Adrian Roberts] arranging stretch limousine for SR and Harrogate field team members [Phil Stott, Bob Ibbotson, Andy Burns, Adrian Roberts, Neil Burrage, Chris Rutherford], SR’s leaving buffet at Leeds Temple Park Office. [07:03] Remarks on receiving telephone call from Chief Operating Officer, Richard Flint and email from Chief Executive, Kevin Whiteman. [08:21] SR offers short reflection on retiring. Comments on leaving party with colleagues RC and Andy Burns, whom SR speaks of in familial terms [10:49] SR describes reasons for desire to remain in contact with YW. SR comments on preparation prior to retirement to ensure his knowledge is passed on, preparing sketches and plans for Wetherby area, updating schematic plans, updating zone file plans, using Odyssey system to store information. [14:29] Reflections on SR’s career in the water industry. [00:16:17]

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    Life Story Interview with Stan Reffin, former chairman of Northumbrian Water Group

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