Directly in front of him stands Andy Boyle, a footballer who played for Coventry City. Arthur worked at Singer in his youth, taking home about £2 a week.
This is the Senior production line at the time Singer was moving towards mass production.
The food there was excellent, but with the Centenary Dinner in mind, we opted for the asparagus soup. This was piping hot, served with a roll and butter and cheered things up considerably - except the weather, so it was fortunate that the Battlefield Exhibition was under cover. This was very interesting and gave us a history lesson on the Civil War, with a film show to end. We hope the weather had cleared up in time for the re-enactment of the battle that was being staged a week or so later.