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Silver Jubilee of Neasden Manager - 1963
Congratulations are extended to Mr Thomas Lancaster, manager of the Company’s store at Neasden, on reaching an important landmark in his career yesterday - the twenty fifth anniversary of his start as an employee of British Bata.

He started training in 1938, and then took over the managership of the South Harrow store. After four years in the Royal Air Force, he had a refresher course at East Tilbury, and, in 1942, took charge of the Dunstable store. Next he was manager at Kenton.

Management of two stores in quite different districts - Balham and Baker’s Arms, followed. He returned to the area he knew very well - and in which he was, and still is - a well known resident - last November, as manager of the Neasden store.

Born in West London, Mr Lancaster was a metal trainee, and a traveller, before he started with British Bata. He takes a keen interest in the Royal Air Force Association, and was formerly chairman of the Harrow branch. He spends much of his leisure time in motoring. He has two daughters and a son - Brian, who is well known for prowess as a weight-lifter.

THOMAS LANCASTER
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