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Ray and The George on Holyport Green

I first met Ray Binding when I went into his pub, The George on Holyport Green . He was a small man with a cherubic face whom his daughter likened to Kenneth Moore, the actor. Knowing I had worked in a … Continue reading

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The Scrappy

A scrap metal merchant died and went to heaven. My role was to help the receivers close up the business which had been trading in scrap metal. Nowadays the term ‘scrap metal’ has been replaced with ‘recycled metal’ in an … Continue reading

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BZ1

The molecular formula for benzene is ‘C6H6’ but for the sake of brevity in the environment I worked in anyone that traded in benzene or its related aromatic cousins was referred to as a ‘BZ’ Trader. Familiarity with these traders … Continue reading

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Rock N Roll and Mozart – the traders

A greater contrast between two partners you could not find in this business that bought and sold redundant stocks of consumer goods. One was rock ‘n roll with shoulder length hair, a penchant for designer jeans, Rolls Royces and mixing … Continue reading

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