A grand day out for Burton's staff

AN Ipswich company, where hundreds once worked, featured in recent Kindred Spirits. Burton Son and Sanders, trade confectioners and sugar importers, were in the College Street area of Ipswich.

David Kindred

AN Ipswich company, where hundreds once worked, featured in recent Kindred Spirits.

Burton Son and Sanders, trade confectioners and sugar importers, were in the College Street area of Ipswich.

George Garnham sent this photograph of Burton's staff on an outing in the 1950s. George said “My mother used to help organise the yearly staff outing to Yarmouth or Southend.”


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Sue Bennett sent photographs of staff at Burton Son and Sanders in 1985, when the company won the Queens Award for Exports. Sue said: “One photograph shows Ann, Janet Maidment, Sue Bennett (then Garrod), myself and Frances Rosson.

“The other is of, in the back row: Anita, Derrick Holder and Martin Wrather.

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“Front row: Sue Bennett, Frances Rosson and Ann. Unfortunately I cannot remember Anita's or Ann's surnames.

“We had a buffet that day to celebrate our award.

“I worked in the export department from October 1979 to April 1982 and from December 1983 to October 1987.

“We were situated in the upstairs part of the building next to Wolsey's Gate. On the bottom floor of the building held a meeting room, small office and the Samples Department.”

- As this is the last Kindred Spirits of 2009 I would like to wish all my readers a very happy new year. Please keep your nostalgic memories coming in 2010.

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