Kinghams Traveller

Bill Gaines at his wedding to Maud Watson 22.04.1946
From the private collection of June W 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.

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  • Hi June,

    Do you know anything about Blake House in Loates Lane. It was owned by a photographer, Frederick Downer, who worked for the Watford Observer in the 1880s.

    Kind regards

    Neville Marsh
    Brisbane, Australia

    By Neville Marsh (21/11/2021)

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