Roysia Women’s Club
A TALK on the history of the Robert Sayle department store was given to members by Judy Faraday. She told how in 1838 Robert Sayle, the son of a Norfolk farmer, took a draper s apprenticeship, and in 1840 with £500, set up shop in Cambridge, selling linen
A TALK on the history of the Robert Sayle department store was given to members by Judy Faraday.
She told how in 1838 Robert Sayle, the son of a Norfolk farmer, took a draper's apprenticeship, and in 1840 with £500, set up shop in Cambridge, selling linen, silk, hosiery and straw bonnets.
He acquired other businesses, and supported education, sport, and leisure activities.
When he died in 1883 he left a £90,000 estate which was bought by three men in a consortium, and Robert Sayle is now in partnership with John Lewis.
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Members were told that a visit to the Houses of Parliament would be taking place later in the year, and the club's annual charity walk will be on May 14.
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The club's next meeting will be on April 23 when Fiona Lucroft will speak on Wartime and 1950s Food.