Talking of Ringons...
Posted by Barry Cram on April 29, 2020, 9:26 pm, in reply to "Ringtons Tea"
RINGTONS TEA – Delivery man. |
Thank you for the nice memories, Peter.
My late Grandmother (b.1899) told a story about the Ringtons Tea lad coming to her house in Hebburn to make a delivery. While standing in the sitting room, waiting for payment, the lad looked up at a picture of my Grandfather, on the wall.
“Is that your husband?”
“Yes.” Said my Grandmother.
“He’s my boss; I'd know his face anywhere.” Replied the lad, proudly.
“No, my husband doesn’t work for Ringtons.”
“Is that Davy Cram?”
“Well, that’s him…my boss is Davy Cram and that’s definitely him!”
It was only later that my Grandmother learned what all the confusion was about; my Grandfather’s cousin - also Davy Cram, and a spitting image – was at that time manager (sales superintendent) for Ringtons Tea Company at South Shields.