I was pleased to be invited to the BTBA Dinner by Mr Hitchcock but I was missing a dinner suit of my own.
Thankfully, Mr Spencer, Mr Powell and Mr Haynes offered to make one for me using a perfect pattern that Mr Hall cut for me. The suit was made in a little over a week as everyone worked during their lunch hour and after hours. A few minor alterations were made and the dinner suit was ready for me to wear on the 12th February. This was the smartest I’d ever dressed and it felt very good. To my embarrassment, my father even likened me to 007.
Many thanks to the whole team that put in the man hours to allow me to attend the dinner. It was an evening that will not be forgotten.