Arthurs Cooprage, Mr John Arthur, Tyne, cooper, 40 years
It is a well known tradition among coopers that when an apprentice cooper completes his training he goes through the 'ritual' of being rolled in a barrel. But at Arthurs Cooprage in Newcastle-on-Tyne, Tyne and Wear, the procedure was reversed and the boss was himself rolled in a barrel. The ocassion was a special one for the firm was celebrating its 100th anniversary and the toast was Mr John Arthur, the present head of the firm, who has been there for 40 years. After the rolling ceremony was over a barrel of beer was opened for the employees and a good time was had by all. December 1953 D7769
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