Dear SCARA Member,
Janette Rawlinson has written to tell us of the death of a dear colleague:
Sad to report that our former import sales colleague, Mike Raybould passed away on 15th June following two weeks in hospital with a severe lung infection.
Working in import sales at Perry Barr containerbase Birmingham, he is fondly remembered by all who worked with him at the time….a regular at Birmingham OCL sales reunions, he kept in touch with several former colleagues over the years - a group his fellow salesman Mike Utley always referred to amusingly as the 69ers…. denoting the year when OCL’s Birmingham office at Perry Barr Containerbase was established.
I started in 1977 and the salesmen always came to the offices on a Friday. An era before email, fax when telex or dictation was the order of the day for their sales reports, we looked forward to their tales and banter that made the office a very different place….
Mike was always part of social events and cricket if I remember correctly. Fond memories of happy times…. RIP Mike.'
A photo of the original'69ers' with Mike front row second person on the left (with black framed glasses)