Founder's grandaughters present shield

PUBLISHED: 09:31 06 June 2012

Dr Paul Phillips with Albert Thomas' grandaughters Sue Williams, Jenny Wyman, Margaret Cevik, with Margaret Bryant and Andrew Cainen.

Dr Paul Phillips with Albert Thomas' grandaughters Sue Williams, Jenny Wyman, Margaret Cevik, with Margaret Bryant and Andrew Cainen.

Weston College

THREE granddaughters of one of the founders of the Guild of Bricklayers visited Weston College to attend a regional competition.

The A.T Winstone Shield was a prize at the Western region competition and was named after founder, Albert Thomas.

His family were among the 400 visitors to the competition which involved 6,000 bricks being used by 46 bricklayers from colleges all over the South West.

Guild of Bricklayers chairman, Matt Postins, said: “It was moving to meet A.T Winstone’s granddaughters, Margaret, Jenny and Sue, who had travelled from Cornwall, Colchester and Bristol.”

Granddaughter, Margaret Cevik, aged 75, of Yate, said: “Our grandfather left school at 11 and was a self-made man who became a lecturer in Bristol.

“He was one of the founders of the Guild and he would have been thrilled to see what Weston has to offer its students. We had a wonderful day and all got a bit tearful.”

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