August Main Meeting

We were treated to a confection of delights by our speaker, Richard Furnival-Jones, at our August main meeting.  Richard had worked for Harrods for 40 years first as a trainee and eventually progressing to senior management by becoming the manager and licensee of the famous Food Hall.  He gave us a glimpse of the fascinating history of Harrods from its beginnings as a food shop to today’s world famous multimillion pound store.  His wonderful stories of what it was like being a “Harrodian”, the traditions and ethos of the store and the strange antics of some of its wealthy customers, were very funny and sometimes very moving.  Richard was a marvellous, entertaining speaker and we all felt that we could have listened to him for much longer.

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