Memories: Pictures to transport you back 50 years

Mercury Memories - Chas Gray
Mercury Memories - Chas Gray
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Reader Peter Stimson used to be transport manager for Charles Gray & Co, a steel and metal products company which was based in Wharf Road, Stamford.

He sent in these photos of himself standing at the front of a company lorry in 1959 and of the company’s stand at the East of England Show at Burghley House in the late 1950s or early 60s.

Mercury Memories - Chas Gray

Mercury Memories - Chas Gray

The show was held at Burghley before it moved to Peterborough – first to Eastfield Road and then to what came to be known as the showground at Alwalton.

Charles Gray & Co was taken over in the 1980s by the McArthur Group, a much bigger and still running Bristol-based ironmongery business with a branch at Essendine.

Mr Stimson, 79, from St John’s Close, Baston, worked for Grays for about 20 years until his retirement.