fettler


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fettler

(ˈfɛtlə)
n
Brit and Austral a person employed to maintain railway tracks
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George attended Church Gate School in Loughborough and after he moved with his parents to Huddersfield he became a wool fettler. He enlisted on 10th July 1916 in Huddersfield and joined the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding) Regiment as Private 5859 (later renumbered as 267615).
They were increasingly attracted to the siding as news spread about the availability of new food and tobacco at fettler camps and depots along the railway line.
He had attended Golcar Church School and worked as a fettler at the C&J Hirst and Sons Ltd mill in Longwood.
"Everyone says, 'My dad used to be a fettler or a forger' - we want to stop the talk of the past and bring the industry back.
LONDON Fettler Piotr Lichon of New Pro Foundries in West Drayton, West London puts the finishing touches to the Iconic BAFTA Film Award masks ahead of the ceremony later this month.
Russell shows us Eddie Mabo working on a trochus shell boat, as a fettler in the railway, on the waterfront and as a gardener at James Cook University; as a family man with the support of Bonita and the children; as someone who was obsessively committed to having his title to his land recognized even as he sickened and died with cancer.
Depreciation makes the price drop like ice cream sales in November and on top of that, maintenance is reasonable at dealers and peanuts at your friendly neighbourhood fettler, while parts have always been among the lowest priced on the market.
Gurmukh Khaira, aged 26, of Chandlers Road, Leamington, who has been a fettler for six years, said: "It is good news to hear about the investment.
A jury at Chester Crown Court took nearly six hours to unanimously find Smith, an unemployed fettler, of Clayton Avenue, Buglawton, near Congleton, Cheshire, guilty.
However, he was not a wealthy pastoralist, but a railway fettler.
"Everyone says, 'My dad used to be a fettler or a forger' -- we want to stop the talk of the past and bring the industry back.
Mitt Romney greets supporters at his Nevada caucus night victory celebration in Las Vegas; Female soldiers march during a military parade commemorating the 20th anniversary of the failed coup attempt by President Hugo Chavez in Caracas, Venezuela; and Fettler Piotr Lichon of New Pro Foundries in West Drayton, West London puts the finishing touches to the Iconic BAFTA Film Award masks ahead of the ceremony later this month