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In for a Penny: A Business Adventure by Peter Hargreaves

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Chapter 5: The Crash of ‘87 and Other Headaches

Broadening the Income Base

Not very long after we moved to Royal York Crescent, we were once again straining at the seams. The partitioning firm was working round us as we desperately tried to engineer more space for our growing numbers. This was good news, of course, because it meant we were busy. But even better news was also on the way. Towards the end of our tenure in Royal York Crescent, I received a letter from a lady in Kent. It was a very brief note. It merely said, “Peter, Paul has got a job back in Chippenham. We are thinking of moving back to Bristol. You always said if we ever came back to the area to drop you a line. Theresa Barry. PS I enjoyed my stay at Abbey.”

The day before, ...

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