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Oral history audio recording and transcript from an interview at a Sainsbury's Veterans (retired staff) reunion. Interviewed by Bridget Williams (Sainsbury's Archives), possibly as part of her research for 'The Best Butter in the World: A History of Sainsbury's'. The interview mainly relates to Sainsbury's from the 1930s to 1960s including refrigeration, depots, the recruitment of graduates and changing role of branch managers.

Mr Glyn Harrison - manager of various branches
Mr Alan Rickman - engineering department
Mr Ron Topp - employee at head office
Mr J. Russell
Mr A. Nash
Mr Arthur Waller - employee at head office

See also other interviews featuring Harrison, Rickman, Topp, and Waller.

Summary of content:
Trade lifts installed. Depot locations work study with Peter Ruff. Heathrow ideal location but Basingstoke chosen. Report on staffing availability for Basingstoke. Refrigeration pre war ammonia plant. Standard design single storey shop with house at back. 9-11 Croydon conversion of service branch. After US trip developed packing rooms and central preparation at Basingstoke. Conversion from manual control to thermostat control. Introduction of freon. Changing qualities of branch managers. Graduates. Joe Barnes.