Thursday, 30 September 2010

How We May Have Retired 50 Years Ago...


It just goes to show that reaching the steady heights of long service with a company has not always warranted rewards of carriage clocks, gold watches and a favourite tipple.

An extract from the Barry & District News of September 29, 1960, 50 years ago this week has a classic example:

Edward Evans of Westward Rise Barry, was presented with an umbrella and a pipe on his retirement as foreman fitter at Barry Docks where he had worked for the British Transport Commission for 31 years.
Lets hope Edward got the longstanding service from his pipe and brolly...

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