The Owen Owen Trust is holding an afternoon reunion tea on Tuesday 19th April in Bath city centre, hoping to bring together staff who worked at stores across the South West area.
Founded in 1900 by Mr Owen Owen to provide financial support to the employees of his department store business, the Owen Owen Trust has over the years supported several thousand past employees and is always looking to identify more.
The Trust wants to hear from past employees of the Owen Owen group who have not previously thought of requesting support through the Trust to contact them for an invitation to this special event.
Over its life the UK business owned 21 Owen Owen stores, 3 TJ Hughes stores and employed over 3,000 people.
It was a major presence in Bath and Weston-Super-Mare from 1973, when it took over the stores from James Colmer & Son.
It remained on the high street until the store in Bath closed in 1991, followed by Weston-Super-Mare in 1993.
Sadly the company no longer exists but the family spirit of the Owen Owen Group lives on with the Trust still managed by Trustees who worked in the business together with David Owen, the grandson of Mr Owen Owen.
If you have more than 2 years service, are aged over 60, in-need and satisfy the income criteria, then you may be provided with help in a number of ways by the Trust as well as receive a free ticket to attend this special afternoon tea.
Numbers are limited, so call to book your ticket today.
If you believe that you qualify or know someone who may qualify but cannot attend the afternoon tea, there may still be help from the Trust who are urging people to call them to check if they are eligible.
For further information, and to find out if you may be eligible, call the Trust on 0151 237 3985 – 24 hour answering machine, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.