Lancaster nostalgia: Yates and Jacksons

William Billington with his workmates
William Billington with his workmates

Guardian reader Pamela Raleigh sent in this picture of her grandfather who worked at Yates and Jacksons.

William Billington (first left) worked all his life at Yates & Jacksons and his only break was during World War One swerved on the Somme.

William met his wife Beatrice through Yates & Jacksons because her parents had the horse and farrier were she worked after getting home from the mill.

Later on Beatrice took a job cleaning the offices and did not finish until she was 70-years-old.

Thank you to Mrs Raleigh for sending in the picture.