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Also includes notes on reminiscences by F W Salisbury, Mr Snow and Jim Woods, and a couple of articles on pensions.
Booklet which includes menu and details of artists performing at the 80th anniversary dinner.
Includes photograph of the founders and of Mr J. B. Sainsbury. This copy has been signed by J. B. Sainsbury, Alan Sainsbury, [James] Sainsbury, F. W. Salisbury and two other illegible signatures.
Mr T.D. Morison's business card as Director of Mather & Crowther Ltd [advertising agents for Sainsbury's].
Card has Mr Salisbury's name and Sainsbury's head office address written on the back with note reading "list of branches as promised on telephone".
Oral history interview and transcript of F.W. Salisbury (Sainsbury's employee 1914-1962, director 1941-62).
Audio files 305_A and 305_B. Started at Sainsbury's on 21 September 1914. Topics include his early years at Sainsbury's as junior clerk, his memories of Blackfriars (Sainsbury's head office complex), and his memories of the Sainsbury's family.
Poor quality recording (the transcript is incomplete as a result).
Copies of two essays written by Bernard Ramm bound together as a spiral bound booklet. The essays relate to the development of the company and its management from the 1950s to 1980s.
The two essays are:
"Sainsbury's in The 1950's and 60's" dated November 1978, which was intended to supplement the book "JS 100" about Sainsbury's history, and discusses the management of the company (including the people involved) and developments during this period. Includes information about post-war restrictions such as customer registration, the expansion of the company, the principles by which the company was run, regular management meetings, pricing, window displays, difficulties with the Blackfriars depot and factory for the expanding company, new depots, the administration of the company, and the Sainsbury family.
"Sainsbury's - The Fourth Generation" dated July 1980, about the development of the company after John Davan Sainsbury took over as Chairman in 1969, the management style of the company and new Chairman, the engagement of consultant Ned Harwell to introduce a new system of supplying the shops, flotation of the company on the stock market, financial systems, the pension scheme, changes to the senior management, diversification, and design.
Audio recording and transcript of a meeting between F.W. Salisbury (Sainsbury's director) and Jim Woods (Sainsbury's Publicity Manager) discussing draft of Sainsbury's 100 years book ("JS 100: The Story of Sainsbury's"). According to a note on one of the cassettes, these conversations were held in Salisbury's garden at Bosham in Summer 1968.
Summary of content:
early 1900s?: Page 9 of draft general design of shops.
1920s (approximate): Butchers' blocks and butchery, bacon.
?: Horse repository. Distribution, range of goods.
First World War: Meat imports.
early 1900s: Margarine. Butter. Building new shops - stories about JB and Frank Sainsbury. Costs. Haverhill, egg production. Stamford House site [main head office building], previous shops. Early competitors. Maypole Dairies, Home & Colonial dairies. New shops in Dalston, Ealing. John Collis. Early Stamford House (Sainsbury's head office). Sausages - Baxters, Sainsbury's early manufacture. More about sausages. L.J. King advertising lamp shade. Last gas lamps, change to electric, early refrigeration, cold stores, N. Pole Ice Co. Early innovations, hygiene. Page 16 of draft - messengers, horses & carts. Imports of food. Cooked meats, references to JB Sainsbury. Sausages; JB Sainsbury and beef sausages. Different goods sold. Frank Sainsbury and eggs, poultry, Lloyd Maunder [supplier to Sainsbury's]. Rabbits from Ostend.
early 1900s: More about imports. Working conditions. Early Closing Act and Association. Closing hours. Takings per shop. 1905-1910: More about takings. Delivery vans and taking.
early 1900s: Kensington shop description. Animals and breeds, Frank Lloyd Maunder. Commodity knowledge, JB Sainsbury. Early beginnings of Lloyd Maunder association.
1930: Visit to Ireland with Mr Alan Sainsbury.
?: More about Lloyd Maunder and family.
1930s?: Powers Samas, accounting. Scotch beef, John Collis. Page 22 of draft. Canterbury Frozen meat Co.
?: References to Frank Sainsbury.
early 1900s, First World War: Wages, conditions.
First World War: Rationing. Derby scheme.
1919: Norton and training.
1914-19: Cheese, teas, range, prices.
1920s: Introduction of grocery by JB Sainsbury. Third generation of Sainsbury's. New Grocery Lanham. Selsa introduction.
post First World War: Delivery trucks. Packaging groceries.
post First World War: New staff, depression. Intro of delivery charge.
1931: Acquisition of site for plant, kitchens, factory.
1914 onwards: Distribution - options, difficulties with rail, steam wagons, first motor vehicles, transport managers.
Early 1930s: Accounting, Power Samas, pension scheme.
Beginning of Second World War: Trading.
End of Second World War?: First selling of tomatoes.
Second World War: Points scheme. Closure of branches.
End of Second World War: Trading situation. Fullers. Livestock, loss of breeding stock during war. Cattle breeds.
post Second World War: Extension of grocery range. changing use of space in stores. introduction of cash registers. Large increase in trade-figures. Increase in counter space, talk about introduction of self-service. Building licenses and lack of new equipment.
various dates: 9-11 Croydon, other early stores.
1930s: Frozen foods and early cabinets.
1940s: Opening of first self-service, store design. Early Express checkouts. Store openings.
1950s: Fresh meat self-service.
1940s/50s: Staff relations, wages living in.
Various dates, up to 1950s: RJ Sainsbury and work on rehabilitation. Opening/closing hours and regulations. Various stores. Difficulties with local council in obtaining building licenses in specific places.
Various dates: Historical comparison of price per sq. ft. and rents
?: Cheneys (ph), JB Sainsbury, reference to JJ Sainsbury.
possibly early 1930s: Stamford and Wakefield House, offices, factory.
?: Six departments.
Goat and Compasses. Whale meat. Coventry. Women's employment 1914. 515 Finchley Road. Kippers appeared for the first time. Tomatoes. Fish cake Fullers. Livestock culled. Milk Marketing Board 1950s. National Cattle Breeders' Association. FW Salisbury - 6 month period at Smithfield. Groceries. Belgian penny wafers. Dutch Custard Powder. Australian goods. Shop fronts removed for extra counter space 1950s. Rationing. New store design. National Cash Registers. Hygiene. Swifts of Chicago. Building licences. New equipment. Refrigeration case. Ice cream Ruislip. Frozen food counters for grocery. Renovation of old teak shop front. Express checkouts. Grange Hill London County Council estate. Lewisham 1954. Technological difficulties. Customer credit. Housekeeper. Rehabilitation of men returning from war service.
68_A Ilford butcher shop closed Monday afternoon. Personnel. 1922 introduction of wage for age scale. Corruption. Kingston. Staff Association. Epsom. Henry Valence. Sainsbury's sausages and Baxter's sausages. Wakefield House. Cooked meats.
Mr F.W. Salisbury: 50 years with J.S. (with photographs) pp.2-3;
aerial view of J.S. Basingstoke depot (with photograph) pp.4-5;
photograph of refrigerated vehicle p.6;
'The Image of Sainsbury': a ten-page feature from German magazine 'Gebrauchsgrafik' (with photograph) p.7;
new J.S. branch at Bexleyheath (with photographs) pp.8-9;
J.S. Veterans' outing to Bexhill (with photographs) pp.22-23;
Basingstoke's first dance pp.30-31;
J.S. Chatham branch S.S.A. (with photographs) p.32;
Colchester Darts team (with photograph) p.32
Working Hours and Shopping Hours p.1;
Mechanization (with photographs): Depot Stock Office pp.2-3,
Mechanised Debit Notes pp.3-4,
Branch Stock Office pp.4-5;
Mr Alan and Mr Salisbury's trip to America: food production and distribution pp.12-20 (with photographs);
Staff Association: Dramatic Group (The Stamford Players) pp.24-27;
Hospital Saturday Fund p.32;
Retail Food Trade Wages Council p.32.
The club was one of the earliest company cricket teams. F.W Salisbury, team secretary standing fourth from the left. Photo likely from when the team played Richmond Police XI in 1919.
a letter dated 8 Jan 1991 from Jenny Lo, B.B.C. Producer of "Manna to Microwave", to Bridget Williams, Company Archivist, informing her that "Manna to Microwave" was going to be broadcast on the B.B.C. World Service in English from March 1991 as part of a 6-programme series about food and religion, health and medicine, trade and empire, war, industry, and culture [Bridget was involved in the making of the "Food and Industry" episode].
A draft memo dated 11 Oct 1991 from Mr C.J. Leaver to Mr Alan enclosing the questions sent in by Rupert Parker, the Producer of "F for Food" (Channel 4), which he wanted to ask Mr Alan at a pre-arranged interview on 17 Oct; the questions refer to Mr Alan's 1949 visit to the USA to look at the supermarket operation, and the impact of introducing self service into Sainsbury's stores in Britain; Mr Leaver also suggests in the letter that Mr Alan may like to have Bridget Williams with him at the interview as a prompt.
several annotated drafts of Mr Alan's answers for the "F for Food" interview;
a copy of a fax dated 21 Oct 1991 from Harriet Bakewell, Researcher from Stephens Kerr production company, to Bridget Williams thanking her for being present during Mr Alan's interview and for "contributing the occasional prod" and informing her of the illustrative material now needed to accompany the script for the "History of Sainsbury" story;
photocopies of two archive documents: an interview of Mr Alan and Mr R.J. with Mr Lloyd of The Board of Trade, Friday 16 Sept 1938 [WAR/-/7878], and a letter dated 10 Feb 1940 from Mr Alan to Mr F. Carter informing him that he has been selected to attend the Sub-Committee on Trade and Economic Warfare;
photocopy of an article from the J.S. Journal Sep 1949 about Mr Alan and Mr Salisbury's trip to America.
Front cover features a picture of Mrs E. Fenner of Battersea branch. Opening of Basildon branch as a self service store (first totally self service fresh meat department) (includes pictures) pgs 3-7; Foot and mouth disease by F. W. Salisbury pgs 8-9; History of mosaics (includes pictures of Haverstock Hill branch mosiacs) pgs 14-18; Anniversaries of Gloucester Road, Apex Corner, Coventry, Derby, Kettering, Leicester, Marble Arch, Northampton, North Cheam, Nottingham, Seaford and Walsall pgs 20-21; Picture of staff at North Finchley branch in 1910 pg 21; Staff in the personnel manager's office (includes pictures) pg 22; Comments made by Ms A. M. Ogbaru about Sainsbury's equal opportunities approach to employment (includes picture) pg 26.
Mr R.J. writes on the occasion of Mr Alan becoming a life peer p.2;
tribute to Mr F.W. Salisbury on his retirement (with photographs) pp.3-7;
Mr Timothy and Mr B.T. Ramm (with photographs) p.8;
openings of new self-service branches in: Maidstone (with photographs) p.9, Boreham Wood (with photographs) p.10, Cowley (with photographs) p.11, Bedford (with photographs) pp.12-13, Walthamstow (with photographs) pp.14-15, and Hoddesdon (with photographs) pp.14-15;
bringing Dutch butter from the Dairy to Blackfriars [head office] (with photographs) pp.22-27;
Griffin Report: Darts and summer sports p.29;
1921 photograph of New Malden branch p.29;
football Cup Finals (with photographs) pp.30-31;
J.S. Veterans (with photographs) pp.32-33;
New Malden dance (with photographs) p.34;
Derby Dinner and Dance (with photographs) p.35;
J.S. Factory Engineers Dinner and Dance (with photographs) on backpage.
retirement dinner for Mr F. W. Salisbury (with photographs) pp.1-11;
opening of new branch at Gold Street, Kettering (with photographs) pp.12-13;
construction of new branch in Nuneaton (with photographs) p.14;
construction of new self-service branch at Hove (with photographs) p.15;
construction of new branch at Wembley (with photographs) p.16;
construction of new branch at Edgware (with photographs) p.17;
window display in the inter-war years (with photograph) pp.18-19;
J.S. Canned Strawberries (with photographs) pp.20-23;
ball at the Albert Hall (with photographs) pp.24-27;
winner of the Miss Sainsbury (Southern) Contest at Winchester Section Dance (with photographs) p.29
Sainsbury's art sponsorship programme (with photographs) pp. 1-2;
AGM report (with photograph of Sir John Sainsbury), property news relating to Moortown, Altrincham, Barnwood, Sheffield, Basingstoke depot, Lincoln, Purley, Prestwich Tonbridge (with photograph) p.3;
obituary article of Fred Salisbury, first non-Sainsbury director ( with photographs) p.4;
South Eastern Gas (SEGAS) demonstrations in conjunction with JS (with photographs) p.5;
New products -Bakers Craft range, expanding range of cooked and flavoured chicken, Low Calorie mayonnaise and canned salads, Cooks Kitchen range, JS Food Guide no.5 Modified Diets by Jill Leslie, Sparkling Saumur and Vinho Verde (with photographs) pp. 6-8;
Family Day at Dulwich (with photographs) pp.9-16;
morris dancers outside Chippenham branch (with photograph), photo competition extended (with photographs), golden wedding anniversary celebrated at Christchurch branch (with photograph), Ashford branch sponsored walk p.17;
international judo competition entered by Cliff Greenall at the Lexden branch (with photographs) p.18;
Karen Dixon from the Ashford store wins second place at a beauty competition (with photograph), Wickham store fancy dress rounders game for charity, Chis Cole of Uxbridge area office made county councillor, weekend student at Bletchley, Mark Dobson, wins a training award from the Cadbury National Exhibition of Chidren's Art competition (with photographs) p19;
retirements- Fred Philpot, Henry 'Mac' McGregor and Phil Churchill (with photographs) pp.20-2;
Sainsbury staff excursion in 1938 (with photographs) p.24.
Letter from T.D. Morison of Mather & Crowther Ltd [advertising agents] to F.W. Salisbury regarding the small public opinion investigation carried out to discover "whether there was one, or possibly two, points in relation to your shops which 'stood out a mile'". The sample was too small and areas unrepresentative for a true indication of the position to emerge.
Also, a handwritten note at the end of the letter requests that Mr Salisbury send Morison the list of Selsa products as soon as possible.
Front cover features a picture of the reconstruction of Paddington branch as a self service store. Speech made by Mr Alan Sainsbury's at the College for the Distributive Trades Prizegiving (includes picture) pgs 1-4;
Article on Sainsbury's Aberdeen Angus herd by Mr F. W. Salisbury (includes pictures) pgs 5-11;
History of Cross and Blackwell (includes pictures) pgs 12-19;
Southbourne branch is too popular since conversion to self service with queues in and out (includes pictures) pg 22;
Mr Allan (Bob) Turner and Ms Potter's retirements (includes pictures) pgs 36-37, 40-43;
Picture of 296 Holloway branch in 1907.
new developments (with map illustration and photographs) p.2-3;
construction of new warehouse and depot at Basingstoke (with photographs) pp.4-5;
Canterbury Frozen Meat Company of New Zealand (with photographs) pp.6-11;
photograph of some of the main suppliers to J.S.: Mr William Donald, Mr W.M. Justice, Mr George Morrison, Mr F. W. Salisbury, Mr Robert D. Iles, Mr Percy H. Maunder and Mr James Sainsbury p.7;
Branch Anniversaries in 1963: Kilburn, 66 Brighton, Ballards Lane - Finchley, Hackney, 177 Haverstock Hill, 96 Kilburn, Leyton, 94 Tunbridge Wells, Wallington, 154 and 179 Walthamstow, Boscombe, Lee Green, 6 Norwich, 168 Streatham, Wembley, Barkingside, Battersea, Boreham Wood, Harpenden, Hatch End, Hook and Stanmore p.15;
new branch at Cowley (with photographs) pp.16-17;
socials and dances: Gerrards Cross (with photographs) p.23,
Footballers Dance (with photographs) p.24,
Factory Dinner (with photographs) p.25,
Harrow's Christmas dance (with photographs) p.26,
Crawley children's Christmas party (with photographs) p.26,
Aveley dance (with photographs) p.36.
East Harling wet plucking plant pgs 1-2;
Opening of Debden branch as a self service store (includes pictures) pgs 18-19;
Aberdeen Angus cattle pg 6;
Reconstruction of 13/15 Stamford Street branch (includes pictures) pgs 10-12; 'Productivity and the retail trade' by F. W. Salisbury on U.S. self service shopping pgs 13-17;
Opening of Debden branch (includes pictures of the interior); Mr A. J. Waller and his job as recruitment officer (including picture) pg 37;
Biography of Commander F. Jeyes and F. A. Bastie pg 52.
Service agreements for the following directors and senior managers:
Dino Baia Adriano (1991)
John Edwin Adshead (1989)
Joseph Harrey George Barnes (1972)
David John Clapham (1993)
R.A Clark (1979)
Robert Cooper (1988 and 1992)
Ian David Coull (1988 and 1991)
Colin Iavan Harvey (1991)
Gurth Christian Hoyer Millar (1967 and 1972)
Ernest Roy Griffiths (1972)
David Anthony Quarmby (1984 and 1992)
Bernard Theodore Ramm (1965 and 1972)
Frederick William Salisbury (1953 and 1962)
Peter Arthur Cannon Snow (1972)
Rosemary Thorne (1992)
Arthur Samuel Trask (1965 and 1973)
Norman Charles Turner ( 1944, 1953 and 1965)
Rudolph Thomas Vyner (1978)
Robin Peter Whitbread (1991)
Keith Charles Worrall (1986 and 1992)
Mounted black and white portrait photographs of Alan and James, John Davan, Simon and Timothy Sainsbury. There are also portrait photographs of Fred Salisbury and two unidentified directors who were probably WM Justice and NC Turner. The photographs were taken by Douglas Glass. Some of the photographs are duplicates.