GLOWING praise for the enthusiastic work of the Essex County Council in connection with Craftsman's Certificate examinations, held recently at the Hornchurch College of Further Education, was handed out last week by the London Association Vice-Chairman, Mr. Leslie Fulton.
Mr. Fulton headed a five-man team of London Association members who acted as examiners at the college. He told the JOURNAL: "Apart from Smithfield College examinations this was one of the best I have ever attended."
He revealed that the Council authorities took the trouble to come to Smithfield College to see the set-up there and this was copied for the Hornehurch tests. "They even made a steel pre-fabricated shop. Their attention to detail was fantastic."
Mr. Fulton, who has a special interest in the training of young butchers, said that the trade was always quick to moan when things were not done properly by local authorities. "After all it's not fair that the private butcher should foot the bill for these examinations so let's give a pat on the back where it is deserved."
He added that it was "refreshing to see the Council's efforts." The London official also reported that the meat provided was "beautiful" and the standard among the 17 exam-taking students was "very good."
Mr. Fulton concluded: "The whole affair was first class from the word 'go' and there was nothing about it I could fault. I sincerely hope I go again."