Westwood Works 1903-2003
Life at Westwood Works encompassed much more than the usual Sales Conferences and Senior Managers' meetings. Many individual departments held regular social events, outings and dinners.
|1951?: BP/AEU Conference||1953: Apprentices assemble for a day out||1955: The Hollerith Department||1957 - Print Room Ladies Party||1950s: Accounts Department Christmas Party||1960: Accounts Department Christmas Party||1965: Management Conference|
|1965: Foremen's Social Group Retired Members||1966: Chocolate & Confectionery Sales Conference||1967: Preparing for Retirement class||1968: The Night Shift Fitter's Dinner||1968: Managing Directors' Conference||1969: Managing Directors' Conference||1969: Bakery Sales Conference|
|1970: Commercial Exporting Procedures Seminar||1973: Customer Project Team||1974: Jack Robinson presents a wheel chair to the Medical Comforts Section||1975: Printing Division's Annual Dinner||1976: Printing Division's "Soopadoo"||1976: Foreman's Social Group Annual Ladies Night||1977: Bakery Division Buffet/Dance|
|1977: Purchasing Department Annual Social Event||1977: "Satt" returns for a visit||1977: Jim Stanley gets the BEM||1977: Printing Division's "Soopadoo"||1978: Biscuit Division off to Dusseldorf||1978: Farewell to Peter Bryant||1978: Biscuit Division Christmas Party|
|1978: Biscuit Division Christmas Party||1978: Biscuit Division Christmas Party||1978: Biscuit Division Christmas Party|
|1981: Pre-Interpack Sales Conference||1983: Eric Bird awarded the BEM||1984: Interpack||1984: John Peake's Garden Party||1984: Senior Managers' meeting||1984: Joe Marks revisits the Factory||1984: Memories from Joe Marks|
|1984: The Fitting Shop - Christmas||1985: The Link - Fitting Shop - Christmas||1985: Christmas in the Bakery/Biscuit Fitting Shop||1986: Christmas in the "Link" Fitting Shop||1991: The Biscuit Technical Area at Christmas||Date?: Retired Members Get-together||Date?: Retired Members Get-together|
|Date?: The men of the Experimental Fitting Shop|
A much anticipated event was the annual "Carol Concert" led by Ben Bingham in the Despatch Department on the last afternoon of work before Christmas, at which money was raised for Salvation Army charities. Ben was an accomplished musician who could play 44 instruments.
Jim Farrow recalls "It was a very popular event and employees came from all over the company to join in the service. It was quite a sight with people sitting on wooden crates and planks of wood, singing carols to their hearts content. Ben played the music and I seem to recall also played music on bottles containing different amounts of water."
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