Harold started working at the Nottingham Glass Works.
Harold and his wife Gertrude moved their family to Nottingham. He was promised a job at the Nottingham Glass Works which was situated on Sherbrook Road, Daybrook, although his contract of employment was not officially signed until 1941. With Britain then being in the midst of World War 2, much of the glass that Harold worked on was actually produced for RAF aeroplanes which subsequently went out to war.
It was here at the Nottingham Glass Works where Harold’s young son Terry, who was aged just 14 years old at the time, also started working as an apprentice. From that point onwards Terry could absorb all the bevelling expertise from his father’s teachings and began learning his trade in the glazing industry.
Upon turning 18, Harold’s son Terry was required to leave the glass trade behind for two years to complete his army service, eventually returning when he was 20.