Just when you (by which I mean the grand total of nobody reading this blog) thought this looked like it was turning into a blog all about Montague Burton, here’s another post to confirm your fears.
This is an official announcement. The Andrews & Pygott Montague Burton badge archive has DOUBLED in size in the last few hours. This badge was stumbled upon quite by chance on eBay and snapped up in a high-pressure emotional bidding meltdown of panic and elation. It was a real mercy that nobody else wanted it as much as We (I) did – in fact nobody else even bid but it was still very tense.
There isn’t much point in explaining what it is – it says so very clearly on the badge itself, but think on this: 20 years service is a very long time to be working for one company, and a real landmark occasion. Could this badge have been awarded by Montague Burton himself? Could SIR MONTAGUE have touched this badge???