Leaving today with his wife and femily to take up a postion with the Bata Organisation in Pakistan, is Tim Readman, of the engineering section.
Readman is one of the original party of boys who went to the headquarters of the Bata Organisation for training in 1932, the year before the factory opened. Like the others of the party who completed the training course, when he returned to East Tilbury he found the new factory was well established.
Thinking he might do better elsewhere, Readman left British Bata shortly before the outbreak of war, but was pleased to return quite shortly, and he has been with British Bata ever since, except for a period of war service, when he spent some time in West Africa.
Pictures taken c1956.