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Memories rekindled of Bury St Edmunds firm Robert Boby's Sports Club trip after appeal





Memories of a long lost Bury St Edmunds firm’s outing have been shared after an appeal.

Colin Green sent this photo of employees at the Robert Boby St Andrew’s Street works.

After it appeared in the Bury Free Press, Paul Cant and sister Sally Ellis said their mum Pamela and dad Freddie (wearing ‘the rather fetching hat’) were central in the picture.

A group outing ready to leave from the Robert Boby St Andrew's Street works in Bury St Edmunds. Picture: Colin Green
A group outing ready to leave from the Robert Boby St Andrew's Street works in Bury St Edmunds. Picture: Colin Green

Pamela is still alive and they identified that far left is Mrs Willie Mizon, seventh left Ernie Scarfe, ninth left (holding apple) Cybil Southgate, twelfth left is Pamela Taylor with Freddie Cant wearing the hat behind her and right of him is Willie Mizon.

Fifth right is Peter Williams, third right is Eric Pryke and far right is Derek Webb.

Pamela remembers it was a Boby’s Sports Club trip to Gravesend around 1950/51 for an athletics meeting where Freddie ran in the 4x400 metres.

Freddie worked in the machine shop in Boby’s until the firm closed and Pamela worked in the offices.

He rarely wore a hat and Pamela thinks he must have borrowed it for the photo.

Pamela was wearing a grey dress that she was very proud of as she made it herself and can remember many hours of cutting out and stitching it all together.