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    Early in 1945 the company had obtained a large contract for making many thousands of fluorescent lighting reflectors for one of the larger electrical concerns. The floor area at the Union Street Works restricted manufacture but the welcome return by the Air Ministry of one of the bays at Enfield, in 1946, greatly eased the situation. New machinery was ultimately installed and production at both works was soon under way, and increasing as time went on.
    The year 1947 saw the appointment to the Board of D. S. M. Walker, son of H. T. Walker. The former had joined the staff of representatives at the Kingsway offices some ten years earlier. During his six years war service the experience gained in the appointment of adjutant and later of staff captain resulted in additional training in organisation and control, as well as appreciation of the attitude of mind of those many workers returning from war service.
    The death of the Chairman, A. L. Collins, in 1948, after over fifty years' close association with the company either as its legal adviser, director of Chairman was a severe blow. For many years, his professional practice had kept him outside the day-to-day working of the firm and this freedom from technical and commercial details enabled him to bring a clear unfettered mind to wider problems of policy in which he proved invaluable. L. C. Winterton, partner in Messrs. Ogden, Hibberd Bull & Langton, the company's auditors for many years, was elected Chairman in February 1948.
    By the end of 1949, the whole of the Enfield works had been recovered. Two years later H. T. Walker died with more than forty years' service to his credit.
    For some years, both inside and outside the company, H. T. Walker had been recognised as the driving force behind Haywards Limited. A good business man who never lost the human touch, he brought a keen mind and sound common sense to the administration of the business. The willingness with which he uprooted himself and his family from a district where he had spent most of his married life and settled in Enfield remote from his friends and