Less than three years after footwear production had started at East Tilbury, a young man who wanted a shore job after having been for six years a cook for the Orient Line, started in the packing section of the despatch department. He is still here, but now works in the leather factory, where he spent most of his 20 years unbroken service.
He is Eric Mosby, and, on behalf of his fellow-workers, Bata Record tenders to him congratulation on reaching his fiftieth birthday yesterday.
A native of Borwick, Yorkshire, Eric soon proved himself adaptable and efficient, and was appointed, first a checker in the refinishing department, and then an instructor in the leather factory school. He is now a waist-laster in Dept 421.