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Coventry became like a second home to Mr Jack Jones when he started his his long career

Coventry became like a second home to Mr Jack Jones when he started his his long career


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Coventry became like a second home to Mr Jack Jones when he started his his long career

Coventry became like a second home to Mr Jack Jones when he started his his long career as a union official in the city nearly 40 years ago.
And last night the general secretary of BritainOs biggest union, the Transport and General Workers, returned to Coventry for a dance to honour his retirement.
It was thrown by friends at the Jaguar factories, some of whom remember Mr Jones when he came from LiverA
pool before the war to become district official of the
union in Coventry.
Among those who welcomed him last night were his old school friend, Mr Robert Davidson, now chairman of
Jaguar, BrownOs Lane, union branch,
Mr Jones was presented with a portrait of himself by an Indian artist from Leicester, Mr Sarup Singh, who painted the picture in two weeks after watching Mr Jones on television,
Mr Jones and his wife Evelyn, went to the dance at the Jaguar Daimler Social Club, straight from the Labour Party Conference in Brighton.
7th October 1977

Staff
Coventry Telegraph Archive
Mirrorpix
Coventry
West Midlands
England
B/W Print Coventry 017.jpg

Media ID 21913392

© Mirrorpix

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Mr Jack Jones - A Lifetime of Union Service Honored in Coventry

EDITORS COMMENTS
. This print captures a momentous occasion in the life of Mr Jack Jones, the esteemed general secretary of Britain's largest union. Coventry holds a special place in his heart, having become his second home nearly four decades ago when he embarked on his illustrious career as a union official. Last night, friends from Jaguar factories organized an unforgettable dance to commemorate Mr Jones' well-deserved retirement. The event was filled with nostalgia and heartfelt reunions as colleagues reminisced about their early encounters with Mr Jones when he arrived from Liverpool before the war to serve as district official for the union in Coventry. Among those who warmly welcomed him was his old school friend, now chairman of Jaguar's Brown Lane union branch, Mr Robert Davidson. As a token of admiration and gratitude, an Indian artist named Mr Sarup Singh presented Mr Jones with a stunning portrait that he meticulously painted within two weeks after being inspired by watching him on television. Accompanied by his beloved wife Evelyn, they attended this joyous celebration at the prestigious Jaguar Daimler Social Club straight from the Labour Party Conference held in Brighton. This remarkable photograph serves as a testament to Mr Jack Jones' unwavering dedication and tireless efforts throughout his long-standing career serving workers across Britain. It encapsulates not only cherished memories but also pays tribute to an exceptional leader whose impact will be felt for generations to come.

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