A programme of events for an ICI Long Service Awards presentation night. This took place on 31st October 1963. I’m assuming the event was held at the Billingham Arms but the programme doesn’t say so.
ICI certainly pushed the boat on these occasions with an excellent menu and a selection of turns for entertainment. Transport was laid on to make sure everyone got home safely.
Amongst those receiving his 30 years service award was my grandfather Jimmy Wright from Wolviston. When he retired in 1970 he had completed 37 years service with the company. He would be amazed to know that within 40 years ICI had largely disappeared from the Teesside area.
Images and details courtesy of Martin Birtle.