William Robert Pettifer

Date published: 02/02/2015
© Newbury Weekly News

Mr. W. R. Pettifer 77 To-day



CONGRATULATIONS to Mr. William R. Pettifer, Clerk to the Newbury Borough and County Magistrates, who attains his 77th birthday to-day (Thursday).  He recently completed fifty years of association with the town, for he came to Newbury from Chorley, Lancs, in July, 1883.  He keeps fit by taking town and country walks. When stopped in Northbrook-street on Tuesday, he recalled the great changes that had taken place in business establishments in that street alone, during the half-century.  "And I can remember when the old Borough two-ton roller drawn by three horses used to roll the gravel in on this road", he said, “at least it rolled it, and the traffic did the rest”.

Sources:Newbury Weekly News 30 August 1938

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