Birch Hill: Christmas party memories

l to r: front - Len Rainsford, Assistant Manager, Geoff Britton - Deputy, David Gumm - Branch Manager, at the organ - Christine Harding. Back: Ian Chapman, Mark Sheridan, Ruth Perry, Caroline Matthews, Carol Thomas and Maryline Newport.

Birch Hill held a most successful Christmas party on Wednesday 13 December, which was attended by one hundred Partners.  The evening started with a traditional Christmas meal followed by a disco.  During the first half of the concert the two cooks appeared as ‘Gert and Daisy’, The ‘Gumm Busters’ then played three more numbers.

Taken from Chronicle:  Volume 38,  6 January 1979

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  • As I recall, none of the actual branch management team or Regional HR team appeared in the Gumm Busters… all the Busters were shop floor partners or trainee managers. Ruth was Regional HR at the time I believe.

    By Mark (20/04/2023)
  • I think Ruth Perry should be Geoff Perry, also David Gumm was played by Steve Piper, Geoff Britton was played by Andrew Searle but who played Len Rainsford ?

    By Andrew Searle (21/04/2013)

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