Looking Back - December 6 edition

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n These very smart people were dressed in their finery for the annual dinner and dance of the Rugby Branch of the National Federation of Retail Newsagents, Booksellers and Stationers in 1966.

The photo has been given to us by Brian Farryan, who is on the left of the front row, next to his future wife Helen Kitchener.

He had also kept the newspaper report from the evening, which included details of a presentation of ‘greenhouse stool-cum-steps’ to Cyril Fenley of Lime Tree Avenue, Bilton.

It says Mr Fenley, on the right of the back row, spent 18 years working in a cycle shop in Warwick Street then set up business on his own in Winfield Street in 1934 and sold up in 1952.

He then took up work as sales manager at William Goode (wholesale) Ltd Gas Street, where he had been for 14 years.

The presentation was made by Trevor Jones (back left) and a toast was proposed to the Federation by Mr JC Rogers, director and general manager of the Rugby Advertiser.

Mr PJ Morgan, of the Rugby Branch, proposed a toast to the visitors. Alderman WH Bradley, deputy mayor of Rugby responded.

Those pictured are (back from left) HT Jones, W Bradley, C Fenley.

(Front): BJ Farryan, HM Kitchener, Mrs Bradley and Mrs Linda Jones.