The April meeting of the Inner Wheel Club of Chesterfield Scarsdale was addressed by James Pogson. Northern Tea Merchants of Chatsworth Road.
The company was founded in 1926 by his grandfather, at first as door to door traders. Now they are suppliers to Harrods, Virgin International Airways, Sainsbury’s and Waitrose.
James spoke passionately of his contact with Colombian coffee growers and showed pride in the company’s Fair Trading certificated status.
Members attended the District Rally in Mansfield where they met the association president Dr Sheila Halliday Pegg and over 200 members from District 22.
A coffee morning was held at the home of Eileen Hardwick.
Fourteen past presidents of the club, with husbands, met at the Piedaniels Restaurant, Bakewell, for an evening organised by immediate past president Linda Robbins.