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Both Eve Renals and Ena Smith were still working on Checkouts when I joined 125 in September 1978 as Deputy Branch Manager
My first ever job
After being a weekend assistant I got the job of a trainee manager in 1970. Spent 6 months as a warehouse assistant then moved on for training in other branches then returned as Grocery Manager in 1976, then provisions manager, left to go to Wallingford in 1979 till 84 when I left the Partnership. Fond memories Charlie Davie was my first branch manager, one of the first things he ever said to me was “we don’t expect our customers to stand on their heads” as I was filling the shelves with upside down tins
This is interesting reading as my father worked for Findlaters for 50 years as a van boy, driver and transport manager. He worked at the depot off Albany Road, London and moved with them to Colliers Wood, London.