10. Roy Dalton
- The Chandelier Ceremonial Switch-on (Attended by Press)
The Big Switch-On . . . thanks to Roy Dalton
It has become a custom to present the owners of the school with a cheque at our Reunion meetings as a means of supporting them with the overheads of maintaining the school building.
This year will see a completely different approach to supporting the owners, thanks, in no small part, to the generosity of Roy Dalton
Whilst in conversation with the owners, they mentioned that they are completely re-wiring the building, and that they wanted to install a light fitting above the short landing at the head of the dual staircase.
I took the opportunity of offering, on behalf of the Association, a feature light fitting of our choice in keeping with the character of the building, this instead of presenting a cheque.
I felt that our members would be happier in making a contribution in a form that they can actually see.
, who owns West Midlands Lighting Ltd.
, a company which specialises in wholesaling and retailing light fittings, very generously offered to provide a chandelier fitting at below cost, and, following agreement on the design with the owners, the fitting, which has a retail value of £2,200.00, was supplied and is now fitted.
Treasurer : Roy Dalton
Exhibition Secretary : No nominations or appointment
Academic Officer : T. H. W. (Bob) Ashby
Treasurer (Roy Dalton for re-election)
Academic Officer (Mr. T. H. W. (Bob) Ashby for re-election)
Exhibitions Secretary (Vacant - Applications Invited)
Our Treasurer, Roy Dalton ('62) was treated to a surprise 60th. birthday party by his children at the Thistle Hotel, Birmingham on Saturday, the 17th.
had no idea that a party was planned (he thought they were going on to a casino).
arrived at the hotel with his
son and was shown into a darkened room where around 120 friends and relatives lay in wait.
The barrage of flash photography as he
entered made Roy
think that he'd walked into a firing squad!
A great night was had by all, especially Roy
, who is clearly a very popular guy.
Roy went into electrical engineering after leaving MSA and subsequently formed his own company in 1972 - the party was also the 35th anniversary of his founding of the company.
developed and patented an energy-saving light fitting, which has given rise to the company name - Lightsaver.co.uk.
family have a sizeable operation including other electrical appliances which are marketed online.