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Thursday, November 20, 2008

Roll of Honour - Sponsors and Trustees 1988


The annual feat of organisation of the logistics of the excavation was a phenomenal achievement by Philip Dixon, Richard Savage and their helpers. The inside cover of Richard's 1988 booklet lists the major sponsors amongst the many who helped.  Where are they now? Well, I've done a bit of hunting about to see what I can find: Gloucs County CouncilCheltenham Borough Council, Tewkesbury Borough Council, GCAT, Nottingham University, St Paul & St Mary, Crickley Trust, Dulverton Trust, Mcfarlane Walker Trust, Not much sign of Dowty Trust, Major Peter Birchall, Budget are no longer in Cheltenham, Mira has changed hands, Mike Cuttell had a little bit of local difficulty a few years back, H W G Elwes's honorary degree page has a biography of him, no trace of P J Kerr, Cherry Lavell's books are on Amazon, Lloyds Bank is about to own half the UK financial system, Tom Morris DLC MIBE was the original owner of the land which he gave to the County Council that now forms the Country Park, no trace of J R Newbury, Spirax Sarco make steam systems, the Spurgin Trust appears to have sunk without trace, Imperial Trident Life is now part of Lincoln Assurance and had trouble with the FSA, Tungum, Warner Fairfax get a mention here, but seem to have disappeared, Westbury were bought by Persimmon, and Whitbread no longer brew beer ...
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