I also worked at Smith’s Flour Mill from 1980 to 1985 and remember Ernie.
He had retired then but used to come in and wash the managing director’s car every Friday. Also he used to go out to the MD’s house at Sutton-in-Ashfield to maintain the garden every Thursday and on occasions used to take me along to give him a hand.
He was a very knowledgeable person and used to tell me lots of stories of when he was younger and things he did whilst we travelled to Sutton. I remember he had a daughter. He was a very versatile chap.