Kinghams Traveller

Photo:Bill Gaines at his wedding to Maud Watson 22.04.1946

Bill Gaines at his wedding to Maud Watson 22.04.1946

From the private collection of June W Smith

Travelling Salesman - Vernon William Gaines

By June Smith

My father was Vernon William Gaines, usually called Bill.  He represented Kinghams, as "commercial traveller", throughout the war years; following his move down south from Yorkshire, where he had worked previously for the Co-op in Saltburn.

He lodged in Blake House, Loates Lane, Watford whilst in the Watford area.  Many friends were made from the grocers shops he visited up and down the country.

This page was added by June Smith on 29/07/2008.

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