The Planet

Object number

LDVAL 2006.32.21




The Planet magazine for May & Baker employees throughout the world. January 1975, Vol. 29, No. 1. Contains an article on page 4 concerning a visit Mrs Godfrey and Mrs Bastable made to the Dagenham factory on Wednesday 27th November 1974, with a black and white photograph of them both. From a collection of items documenting Mrs Godfrey's time as Mayor elect for London Borough of Barking for the year 1974-5. Her daughter, Hilda Bastable was her Mayoress for this term.

Physical description

16 page printed magazine. Printed throughout in black and orange. Cover page shows a photograph of Father Christmas handing presents to children and the Dagenham Branches Christmas party. Page 2 - New board appointments; Page 3 - Mr E. V. Thomas retires; Page 4 - News about M&B people: Congratulations, Return of Mayor of Barking and Births; Page 5 - The things we do for charity and Obituaries; Page 6 - Long service awards; Page 7 - Reorganisation and the future, a message from the Managing Director; Page 8 - May & Bakers reorganisation; Page 9 - 1975-A year of challenge, Finance-A major problem, Overseas sales, May * Baker's policy objectives for the future; Page 10 & 11 - Olympic sailing; Page 12 & 13 - Retirements; Page 14 - February gardening; Page 15 & 15- Club news: Music and drama, photographic, Rugby, Contract bridge and Table tennis.






Whole length: 247mm
width: 190mm

Collection type


Alternative reference

Entry Number 1670/21 (2006-12-15)

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InstitutionValence House Museum
Collection typeEphemera