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Grocery Students Look To Future
Boy students at Hornchurch College of Education point at the girl who stopped them taking all the awards at the college prize-giving. She is Pat Warring who is studying fashion buying at the college. And she was the only girl to win an award.

Hornchurch students who are learning the grocery trade may soon be able to work in purpose-built selling rooms, commodity rooms and possibly a pedestrian way with shop fronts.

Students are learning the retail distribution at Hornchurch College of Further Education.

The students have been largely catered for in the College’ s £280,000 “stage three“ building programme which will begin next February, Principal Mr. A. V. Eldon said at the Course’s prize-giving and reception last week.

“At the moment we are scouring the Continent for the layout and hope we will be second to nobody,” he told students, shopkeepers and parents.

Retailing was one of the College’s “key courses,” he said, because retail trading was such an important activity in Havering and the area generally.

Rapid changes

There were only two other industries – clerical and engineering – employing more people.

Guest speaker John Phillips, Assistant General Secretary of the Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied workers said that one in five employees are now connected with either wholesaling or distribution.

Retail distribution was changing rapidly and would continue to do so for many years ahead.

“The public image of retailing does not compare favourably with other trades but there are excellent career prospects in most sections,” Mr. Phillips told students.

Prize winners

Institute of Meat Examination Courses: First Year, R. Todd (J. Sainsbury). Second Year, D. Arnold  (W. J. Belcher). Third Year, W. R. Lloyd (J. Sainsbury). Fourth Year, A. J. Newman (J. Guiver).

Grocers’ Institute Examination Courses: First Year, J.A. Binks (J. Sainsbury). Second Year, B. Frewin (International Tea Co.).

Retail Trades Junior Certificate: First Year, R. Mead (Stones, Romford). Second Year, C.J. Mackeonis (Stones, Romford).

Retail Management Course (One Year Full-time): C. Colclough.

Fashion Buying Course (One Year Full-time): Miss P. Waring.

Retail Display Course (One Year Full-time): P.G. Skitt.

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The opinions expressed in these archive news articles in no way reflect the views of Havering College and in some examples flatly contradict the policies and principles of the College and its students and staff. No offence is meant by the College by what is, in some instances, clearly offensive opinions being expressed. Havering College has a long held commitment to equality and is proudly respectful of diversity.
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