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This group photograph shows fellow coopers following the 'trussing in' ceremony of Peter Atkin, at Bass Brewery, Burton upon Trent, on 12th April, 1952, looking forward to a celebration pint of best bitter. On the left of Peter is his father Allen, who was the cooper's storekeeper, and on his right is Walter Harrison, who was his tutor during his six year apprenticeship.

This group photograph shows fellow coopers following the 'trussing in' ceremony of Peter Atkin, at Bass Brewery, Burton upon Trent, on 12th April, 1952, looking forward to a celebration pint of best bitter. On the left of Peter is his father Allen, who was the cooper's storekeeper, and on his right is Walter Harrison, who was his tutor during his six year apprenticeship.

Peter Atkin is pictured here in the barrel being 'trussed in', at the termination of his coopers apprenticeship at Bass Brewery. The young men who are carrying out the ceremony are the three senior apprentices, Gerald Cooper, Reg. Atkin and Derek Rhodes.

Peter Atkin is pictured here in the barrel being 'trussed in', at the termination of his coopers apprenticeship at Bass Brewery. The young men who are carrying out the ceremony are the three senior apprentices, Gerald Cooper, Reg. Atkin and Derek Rhodes.

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Three generations of cooper posed outside the Middle Yard Cooperage with a union jack still in trussing hoops behind them. On the back of the photograph is written, "Teddy, Teddy's father and grandfather".

Three generations of cooper posed outside the Middle Yard Cooperage with a union jack still in trussing hoops behind them. On the back of the photograph is written, "Teddy, Teddy's father and grandfather".

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