BT – Life Before Trays

Dodgy shot of cabinet of history.

Up at Yorkshire Purchasing Organisation (YPO) this week to chat to the delightful Alan Roe about our 2012 offerings. Is it just me or are the catalogue deadlines coming around quicker and quicker each year? YPO has published a massive 12 catalogues this year so it won’t be long before I get a call about 2013. While I was waiting in reception I managed to persuade the receptionist to open the glass cabinet and reveal fantastic historical artifacts from YPO history. Lined up were catalogues from the 1960s and 1970s along with contracts. I quickly photographed a page from a very early undated catalogue with storage before trays. Can you imagine! My heart went out to all the teachers back then oblivious  to the Gratnells tray storage system.  Poor souls – it must have been tough.

Quark Express not yet invented.