Long Service Medals Awarded
women employees, Mrs. E. Cartwright and Mrs N. Coleman, of Harris
and Pearson Ltd. were presented with long service medals in 1956
after completing more than 50 years each with the Company.
It was the practice for the Institute of Clayworkers to present
medals to male employees who had completed 50 years in the firebrick
industry. However, it was possible that this was the first time
that women had received such awards.
The photograph shown here is of Mrs. Cartwright with her husband
Mr. R.E. Cartwright who had also completed 50 years service.
This article and photographs have been reproduced here with the
kind permission of M. Billingham and M. J. Lloyd, neice and granddaughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Cartwright.