Rolling Around the World

An Autobiography

by Ewan C. Hewitt



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/16/2014

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 362
ISBN : 9781493119042
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 362
ISBN : 9781493140251

About the Book

This is partly autobiography, partly history of an engineering firm serving the World Steel Industry and partly of its customers. There are chapters about life at Davy-United in Sheffield and chapters about 36 countries where there were significant events. Candid portraits of colleagues and clients, anecdotes, funny stories, and jokes litter the pages, whilst in appendices, there are summaries of family background, growing up at Frinton-on-Sea, Essex, school life, life in the Army and university, a lifelong interest in New Orleans Jazz, jokes near the bone, professional activities, and recent ‘career’ as organiser of over 80 concerts in Martock Church in Somerset.

About the Author

Ewan Christian Hewitt was born in 1928 and served in the Royal Engineers 1946–1948, a grateful Government paying him to study Engineering at Cambridge. He spent forty-five years at Davy on custom-designed rolling mills for the World Metals Industries, twenty-two years as Technical or Marketing Director, and five years as Technical Strategist, making 300+ overseas visits to obtain orders and promote new technology, whilst also modernising the firm’s internal operations. Visiting nearly all the countries then making steel, he met many amazing characters and situations. With detailed memories of incidents from up to seventy years ago, he regularly recalls dozens of humorous anecdotes from an eventful life.