Meet Vic Sutton: The factory worker still clocking for engineering firm at 90

Colleagues threw a surprise birthday party for the calibration engineer, from Rugeley, who is still working three days a week

UK factory worker Vic Sutton is still clocking on for his shifts at an engineering firm aged 90.

Colleagues threw a surprise birthday party for the calibration engineer, from Rugeley, who is still working three days a week.

The octogenarian celebrated with colleagues at Teepee Electrical in Bloxwich and said he hoped to continue working until he is 100. Colleagues said he is a “walking, talking, inspiration”.

About Sutton

Experienced Vic is a calibration engineer at Teepee Electrical in Bloxwich, Walsall, West Mids., and even spent his birthday this week toiling on the shop floor.

The former mechanical engineering apprentice, who started work four years after the end of the Second World War and has spent time at English Electrical, as a radio engineer with the Royal Air Force, British Electronic Products and Thorn EMI.

He combined his love of manufacturing with an insatiable appetite for Northern Soul that saw him become one of the scene’s most loved DJs with more than 700 gigs under his belt.

It was only the weight of equipment that saw him pack up his decks a few months ago.

Vic, who witnessed the final days of the Battle of Britain from the family home in Walthamstow, East London, told engineers of the future to embrace education, saying: “Make sure you take every opportunity to learn, whether that is at school, college, university or on the shop floor.”

Teepee Electrical provides complex harnesses and wiring looms for the automotive, electrification and emergency services sector, working with customers supplying ambulances, fire engines and military vehicles.

Managing director Steve Clarke said: “Vic is a walking, talking inspiration, it’s as simple as that.

Reporting by Fred Dzakpata with additional files from Express UK and BBC

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