Nostalgia: Computer boom led to jobs in Mirfield

JOBS BOOM Richard Green, director of Mirfield-based AMAR in 1984.
JOBS BOOM Richard Green, director of Mirfield-based AMAR in 1984.

The boom in computers was bringing in business and more jobs to Mirfield.

AMAR, set up to produce speech synthesisers for micro-computers, was looking to take on an extra 12 workers in May 1984.

Director Richard Green, pictured, said: “We hope to increase production and employ more people.”