James Henry Braley (1910 – 1972)
Jim Braley was born in Sunderland on 25th September 1910, and married Hilda Murphy there in 1934.
He joined the Company in July 1961 as general handyman, and soon became a firm favourite, always ready with a smile and a word as he moved round the factory.
He was one of the first to express support for the move to Haverhill and always spoke enthusiastically of his new home on the Clements estate of which he was very proud.
A quiet and conscientious man, Jim died on 21st March 1972 after a long illness.