Company Secretary to Retire (picture)

May 1967

South Yorkshire Times, May 6, 1967

Company Secretary to Retire

After 57 years at Braim and Cooper Ltd., of Conisbrough, Mr Victor James Peck, the company secretary, is to retire in the next few weeks.

Mr Peck would normally retire on May 26th, his 70th birthday, but he will probably stay on for a short while after that date.

He first joined the firm in 1910 as an office boy with a weekly wage of 3s 6d for a 53 hour week. He was appointed company secretary 16 years ago.

In 1960, Mr Peck was presented with a gold watch to mark 50 years with the firm. In World War I he served in Italy and Mesopotamia as a signaller with the Garrison Artillery.

Born in Conisbrough Mr Peck is well known for his work in the Methodist Church and has been both circuit and society steward and he is at present the Sunday school treasurer.

He married Miss Rose Birchall at Mexborough Methodist church in 1926, and since then the couple have lived at 4 Drakehead Lane, Conisbrough they have two children and two grandchildren.

After Mr Peck’s retirement, he and his wife hope to go and live in Blandford Forum. Dorset.

Mr Peck said: we shall be sorry to leave Conisbrough. But we have many friends and connections in the south and we always said we would like to live near the sea some day.