Bata Reminiscence Open Day set for next week

BATA Reminiscence & Resource Centre

This autumn’s OPEN DAY will be held on Wednesday 5th October 2011 at East Tilbury Library, Princess Avenue, East Tilbury RM18 8ST.

Project members will welcome visitors from 11am to 4pm. There will be an opportunity to meet and chat to past workers and inhabitants of the BATA estate. Many of the visitors will be returning to East Tilbury after several years away. Why not come and find an old friend ?

The theme this OPEN DAY is “sports.” There were many sports activities for the workers and their families.

They will have lots of team photos on display. Also BATA produced many sports shoes for the sporting stars of the day. Lots of photos on display.

Souvenir postcards will be available to purchase, as will copies of M.A.Ramsey’s book “The Origin and Development of the BATA Factory and Estate” published last year. Details of BATA’s history can be found on

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