1940 Royal Warrant (Express Salesman's Manual Fourth Edition)
1940 Royal Warrant (Express Salesman's Manual Fourth Edition)
Express Dairy Royal Appointment sign on milk cart (Courtesy Paul Luke)
Express Dairy Royal Appointment sign on milk cart (Courtesy Paul Luke)
Royal Warrant, Express South Ruislip (Courtesy Paul Luke)
Royal Warrant, Express South Ruislip (Courtesy Paul Luke)
Express Dairy Company Royal Warrant (Courtesy Paul Smith)
Express Dairy Company Royal Warrant (Courtesy Paul Smith)
1950's Express Dairy Company Directors (Courtesy Paul Luke)
1950's Express Dairy Company Directors (Courtesy Paul Luke)
1950's? Retail Depots and Restaurants (Courtesy Paul Luke)
1950's? Retail Depots and Restaurants (Courtesy Paul Luke)
1955 Driver Charles Denny receives a BEM, with Bob Harvey and Walter Nell. (Express News Christmas 1967)
1955 Driver Charles Denny receives a BEM, with Bob Harvey and Walter Nell. (Express News Christmas 1967)
1957 Company dinners at the Lyons Corner House and The Empire Rooms. (Express News March)
1957 Company dinners at the Lyons Corner House and The Empire Rooms. (Express News March)
1958 Manager of the Electrical Department Mr C.C. Garland retires after 29 years. The Department was based at Chalton Street, Somers Town NW1 at that time. (Express News September)
1958 Manager of the Electrical Department Mr C.C. Garland retires after 29 years. The Department was based at Chalton Street, Somers Town NW1 at that time. (Express News September)
1958 Mr A. Fox obtained a distinction in studying dairying at the Cheshire College of Agriculture. Keith Goodby comments "Arthur Fox was the site director at Daisy Dairy when I joined United Cooperative Dairies in 1985. He retired very shortly after as Ken Hunt (ex-Express Exeter and Express Northern) took overall charge of UCD. Brian Stephenson, who was also ex-Express Broadfield Road, was responsible for production at all of the UCD sites and my boss-real gent. I think it proves how strong Express were in bringing talented people through the organisation." (Express News December)
1958 Mr A. Fox obtained a distinction in studying dairying at the Cheshire College of Agriculture. Keith Goodby comments "Arthur Fox was the site director at Daisy Dairy when I joined United Cooperative Dairies in 1985. He retired very shortly after as Ken Hunt (ex-Express Exeter and Express Northern) took overall charge of UCD. Brian Stephenson, who was also ex-Express Broadfield Road, was responsible for production at all of the UCD sites and my boss-real gent. I think it proves how strong Express were in bringing talented people through the organisation." (Express News December)
1960's Surely nobody achieved 100 years service! (Courtesy Paul Smith)
1960's Surely nobody achieved 100 years service! (Courtesy Paul Smith)
1960's, TH Lewis, 20-year Long Service, part of Bob Wastell's collection from his son, Brian Wastell. Brian comments "I can identify some of the people-the man with glasses standing behind Mr Nell is Stan Cardy. My dad Bob Wastell is on Mr. Nell's right, above his hand. All men are part of the shop-fitting team, formerly Lewis's." (Courtesy Brian Wastell)
1960's, TH Lewis, 20-year Long Service, part of Bob Wastell's collection from his son, Brian Wastell. Brian comments "I can identify some of the people-the man with glasses standing behind Mr Nell is Stan Cardy. My dad Bob Wastell is on Mr. Nell's right, above his hand. All men are part of the shop-fitting team, formerly Lewis's." (Courtesy Brian Wastell)
1961 Cigarette Case presented to R.T. Jones, Minsterley after 26 years service. Mike Challinor comments "I worked with Tom in the fitter’s shop for the 7 years I was there-a great chap who I had a lot of respect for. I vividly remember the day I got the phone call in the Canning Line office asking if I still wanted to join Shropshire Fire Brigade. I had a few reservations but sat down with Tom in the workshop and talked it through. I took his advice and handed in my notice that afternoon. He helped me weigh up the pros and cons - always be grateful." Clare Bennett provided these photos on behalf of Ben Samuels and Brian Bennett, Tom's nephews.
1961 Cigarette Case presented to R.T. Jones, Minsterley after 26 years service. Mike Challinor comments "I worked with Tom in the fitter’s shop for the 7 years I was there-a great chap who I had a lot of respect for. I vividly remember the day I got the phone call in the Canning Line office asking if I still wanted to join Shropshire Fire Brigade. I had a few reservations but sat down with Tom in the workshop and talked it through. I took his advice and handed in my notice that afternoon. He helped me weigh up the pros and cons - always be grateful." Clare Bennett provided these photos on behalf of Ben Samuels and Brian Bennett, Tom's nephews.
1961 Cigarette Case presented to R.T. Jones, Minsterley after 26 years service
1961 Cigarette Case presented to R.T. Jones, Minsterley after 26 years service
1952 to 1961 Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents certificates from 1952 to 1961 for members of the Sweetland family at Seaton Junction. (Courtesy Keith Sweetland)
1952 to 1961 Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents certificates from 1952 to 1961 for members of the Sweetland family at Seaton Junction. (Courtesy Keith Sweetland)
1952 to 1961 Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents certificates from 1952 to 1961 for members of the Sweetland family at Seaton Junction. (Courtesy Keith Sweetland)
1952 to 1961 Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents certificates from 1952 to 1961 for members of the Sweetland family at Seaton Junction. (Courtesy Keith Sweetland)
1952 to 1961 Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents certificates from 1952 to 1961 for members of the Sweetland family at Seaton Junction. (Courtesy Keith Sweetland)
1952 to 1961 Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents certificates from 1952 to 1961 for members of the Sweetland family at Seaton Junction. (Courtesy Keith Sweetland)
1952 to 1961 Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents certificates from 1952 to 1961 for members of the Sweetland family at Seaton Junction. (Courtesy Keith Sweetland)
1952 to 1961 Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents certificates from 1952 to 1961 for members of the Sweetland family at Seaton Junction. (Courtesy Keith Sweetland)
1952 to 1961 Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents certificates from 1952 to 1961 for members of the Sweetland family at Seaton Junction. (Courtesy Keith Sweetland)
1952 to 1961 Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents certificates from 1952 to 1961 for members of the Sweetland family at Seaton Junction. (Courtesy Keith Sweetland)
1952 to 1961 Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents certificates from 1952 to 1961 for members of the Sweetland family at Seaton Junction. (Courtesy Keith Sweetland)
1952 to 1961 Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents certificates from 1952 to 1961 for members of the Sweetland family at Seaton Junction. (Courtesy Keith Sweetland)
1952 to 1961 Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents certificates from 1952 to 1961 for members of the Sweetland family at Seaton Junction. (Courtesy Keith Sweetland)
1952 to 1961 Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents certificates from 1952 to 1961 for members of the Sweetland family at Seaton Junction. (Courtesy Keith Sweetland)
1969 Peter Briggs, apprentice fitter at Wirral Processing Dairy achieves the Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award. (Express News Spring)
1969 Peter Briggs, apprentice fitter at Wirral Processing Dairy achieves the Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award. (Express News Spring)
1980 Long Service Association meetings during the year. (January Express News)
1980 Long Service Association meetings during the year. (January Express News)
2023 Phil Boyd's recollections on Express Dairy (Courtesy Philip Boyd)
2023 Phil Boyd's recollections on Express Dairy (Courtesy Philip Boyd)
1962 Philip Boyd's apprenticeship certificate with Express Dairy (Courtesy Phil Boyd)
1962 Philip Boyd's apprenticeship certificate with Express Dairy (Courtesy Phil Boyd)
1962 Philip Boyd's apprenticeship certificate with Express Dairy (Courtesy Phil Boyd)
1962 Philip Boyd's apprenticeship certificate with Express Dairy (Courtesy Phil Boyd)
1965 Grosvenor House Hotel, Long Service Dinner. (Express News Summer/Autumn)
1965 Grosvenor House Hotel, Long Service Dinner. (Express News Summer/Autumn)
1965 Grosvenor House Hotel, Long Service Dinner. (Express News Summer/Autumn)
1965 Grosvenor House Hotel, Long Service Dinner. (Express News Summer/Autumn)
1965 London Long Service Dinners at the Connaught Rooms. (Express News Summer/Autumn)
1965 London Long Service Dinners at the Connaught Rooms. (Express News Summer/Autumn)
1965 Long Service Dinners for Primrose and Len, Glasgow, Appleby, Shrewsbury, Sheffield, Bath and Exeter. Jim Mcgurk comments "Long service was 10 years and every 5 years after. Managers went as well, to serve the staff-loved clicking my fingers when I wanted a drink." (Express News Summer/Autumn)
1965 Long Service Dinners for Primrose and Len, Glasgow, Appleby, Shrewsbury, Sheffield, Bath and Exeter. Jim Mcgurk comments "Long service was 10 years and every 5 years after. Managers went as well, to serve the staff-loved clicking my fingers when I wanted a drink." (Express News Summer/Autumn)
1965 Long Service Dinners for Primrose and Len, Glasgow, Appleby, Shrewsbury, Sheffield, Bath and Exeter. John Southwell comments "I remember Bob Mackill at Ruyton, then at Lockerbie where I followed him." (Express News Summer/Autumn)
1965 Long Service Dinners for Primrose and Len, Glasgow, Appleby, Shrewsbury, Sheffield, Bath and Exeter. John Southwell comments "I remember Bob Mackill at Ruyton, then at Lockerbie where I followed him." (Express News Summer/Autumn)
1965 Special 100-year badge presented to Walter Nell, who actually had 46 years service. (April Express News)
1965 Special 100-year badge presented to Walter Nell, who actually had 46 years service. (April Express News)
1966 (Express News Summer 1966)
1966 (Express News Summer 1966)
1966 (Express News Summer 1966)
1966 (Express News Summer 1966)
1966 (Express News Summer 1966)
1966 (Express News Summer 1966)
1966 (Express News Summer 1966)
1966 (Express News Summer 1966)
1966 (Express News Summer 1966)
1966 (Express News Summer 1966)
1966 (Express News Summer 1966)
1966 (Express News Summer 1966)
1966 Spring Express News advertising ties for sale "for those who wish to declare their open loyalty"
1966 Spring Express News advertising ties for sale "for those who wish to declare their open loyalty"
1968 More than 1000 diners at the London Hilton long service dinner. (Express News Summer)
1968 More than 1000 diners at the London Hilton long service dinner. (Express News Summer)
1968 Walter Nell writes to Archie Bartlett when he retires from the Long Service Association. (Express News Spring)
1968 Walter Nell writes to Archie Bartlett when he retires from the Long Service Association. (Express News Spring)
1968 Profile of Archie Bartlett when he retires from the Long Service Association. (Express News Spring)
1968 Profile of Archie Bartlett when he retires from the Long Service Association. (Express News Spring)
1970's ? Kev Graham comments "Still got three different ones" (Courtesy Kev Graham)
1970's ? Kev Graham comments "Still got three different ones" (Courtesy Kev Graham)
1970 Long service award letter from Walter Nell to Bill Boyd. Phil Boyd comments "My Dad was a bottling hall foreman, he worked at Cricklewood, South Morden, College Farm, Brentford and Ruislip. We lived in Claremont road opposite the dairy" (Courtesy Phil Boyd)
1970 Long service award letter from Walter Nell to Bill Boyd. Phil Boyd comments "My Dad was a bottling hall foreman, he worked at Cricklewood, South Morden, College Farm, Brentford and Ruislip. We lived in Claremont road opposite the dairy" (Courtesy Phil Boyd)
1970 Bill Boyd receiving his gold watch as 30 year award from Walter Nell. Phil Boyd comments "My Dad was a bottling hall foreman, he worked at Cricklewood, South Morden, College Farm, Brentford and Ruislip. We lived in Claremont road opposite the dairy"  (Courtesy Phil Boyd)
1970 Bill Boyd receiving his gold watch as 30 year award from Walter Nell. Phil Boyd comments "My Dad was a bottling hall foreman, he worked at Cricklewood, South Morden, College Farm, Brentford and Ruislip. We lived in Claremont road opposite the dairy" (Courtesy Phil Boyd)
1971 Bob Wastell's Long Service awards - 40 years (Courtesy Brian Wastell)
1971 Bob Wastell's Long Service awards - 40 years (Courtesy Brian Wastell)
1971 Presentation for John Candy's retirement from General Secretary of the Long Service Association. (Express News Christmas)
1971 Presentation for John Candy's retirement from General Secretary of the Long Service Association. (Express News Christmas)
1971 John Candy's retirement from General Secretary of the Long Service Association. (Express News Christmas)
1971 John Candy's retirement from General Secretary of the Long Service Association. (Express News Christmas)
1972 Profile of Joe Humphies, who had a round at Vicarage Farm from 1935. (Express News Spring)
1972 Profile of Joe Humphies, who had a round at Vicarage Farm from 1935. (Express News Spring)
1972 Daphne White, secretary to John Travers Clarke with Mrs Jean Beeston at London Merit and Service Dinner.(Express News Summer)
1972 Daphne White, secretary to John Travers Clarke with Mrs Jean Beeston at London Merit and Service Dinner.(Express News Summer)
1972 Betty Penwill (Mrs Griggs) and Geoff Gooden at Foods Division Merit and Service Dinner.(Express News Summer)
1972 Betty Penwill (Mrs Griggs) and Geoff Gooden at Foods Division Merit and Service Dinner.(Express News Summer)
1972 Tony Good with John Parden and Michael Sherman at Shaftesbury Merit and Service Dinner.(Express News Summer)
1972 Tony Good with John Parden and Michael Sherman at Shaftesbury Merit and Service Dinner.(Express News Summer)
1972 Ray Springford, Keith Airey, Tom Price, Frank Boulding and Bert Denton at Foods Division Merit and Service Dinner.(Express News Summer)
1972 Ray Springford, Keith Airey, Tom Price, Frank Boulding and Bert Denton at Foods Division Merit and Service Dinner.(Express News Summer)
1972 New Grand Met Group Pension Scheme launched. (Express News Autumn)
1972 New Grand Met Group Pension Scheme launched. (Express News Autumn)
1973 Maxwell Joseph with Jim Hodges at the Europa Hotel Long Service Dinner. (Express News Summer)
1973 Maxwell Joseph with Jim Hodges at the Europa Hotel Long Service Dinner. (Express News Summer)
1973 Eric Robarts receives a cut glass decanter from Tony Swallow. (Express News Summer)
1973 Eric Robarts receives a cut glass decanter from Tony Swallow. (Express News Summer)
1973 London Long Service presentation at the Mayfair Hotel, with Tom Ryder, Len Frost, Mike Riley, Jean Kettle, Mat Edmundsen, Ethel Parrish, Eric Robarts and 'Curly' Harris. (Express News Summer)
1973 London Long Service presentation at the Mayfair Hotel, with Tom Ryder, Len Frost, Mike Riley, Jean Kettle, Mat Edmundsen, Ethel Parrish, Eric Robarts and 'Curly' Harris. (Express News Summer)
1973 London Long Service presentation at the Mayfair Hotel, with 'Doc' Ashton, Vic Cottle, Bill Kendall, Bryan Beaumont, Charles Lamont, Tony Good, JTC, Rodney Kirchner, Alastair Gardner, Nellie Baker, Mary Long, Mary Sola, Winnie Barrett, Eric Robarts and Bill Croke. (Express News Summer)
1973 London Long Service presentation at the Mayfair Hotel, with 'Doc' Ashton, Vic Cottle, Bill Kendall, Bryan Beaumont, Charles Lamont, Tony Good, JTC, Rodney Kirchner, Alastair Gardner, Nellie Baker, Mary Long, Mary Sola, Winnie Barrett, Eric Robarts and Bill Croke. (Express News Summer)
1973 London Director Andrew Paterson talking to apprentice John Merryweather. (Express News Spring)
1973 London Director Andrew Paterson talking to apprentice John Merryweather. (Express News Spring)
1973 Andrew Paterson standing, with Keith Read sitting by the 'F' table sign. (Express News Spring)
1973 Andrew Paterson standing, with Keith Read sitting by the 'F' table sign. (Express News Spring)
1973 Eric Robarts helps select Helen Richardson as the year's Dairy Queen. (Express News Autumn)
1973 Eric Robarts helps select Helen Richardson as the year's Dairy Queen. (Express News Autumn)
1974 New design of carriage clock for Merit and Long Service winners. (Express News Christmas)
1974 New design of carriage clock for Merit and Long Service winners. (Express News Christmas)
1975 Long Service Dinner at the Bellhouse Hotel, Gerrards Cross. George Streeting giving Company toast. (Courtesy Brian Wastell)
1975 Long Service Dinner at the Bellhouse Hotel, Gerrards Cross. George Streeting giving Company toast. (Courtesy Brian Wastell)
1975 Long Service Dinner at the Bellhouse Hotel, Gerrards Cross. George Streeting giving Company toast. (Courtesy Brian Wastell)
1975 Long Service Dinner at the Bellhouse Hotel, Gerrards Cross. George Streeting giving Company toast. (Courtesy Brian Wastell)
1975 Charlie Adams (ex Customer Relations Officer) tells of his retirement activities. (Express News Spring)
1975 Charlie Adams (ex Customer Relations Officer) tells of his retirement activities. (Express News Spring)
1975 Charlie Adams (ex Customer Relations Officer) tells of his retirement activities. (Express News Spring)
1975 Charlie Adams (ex Customer Relations Officer) tells of his retirement activities. (Express News Spring)
1975 Charlie Adams (ex Customer Relations Officer) tells of his retirement activities. (Express News Spring)
1975 Charlie Adams (ex Customer Relations Officer) tells of his retirement activities. (Express News Spring)
1975 85-year old pensioner A.M. Everett of West Drayton expresses thanks for his Christmas Present and reunion. (Express News Spring)
1975 85-year old pensioner A.M. Everett of West Drayton expresses thanks for his Christmas Present and reunion. (Express News Spring)
1977 Fred Hills started with L. Roper and Sons in 1901 and is featured in this article about Pre-retirement sessions at Robarts House. (Express News Spring)
1977 Fred Hills started with L. Roper and Sons in 1901 and is featured in this article about Pre-retirement sessions at Robarts House. (Express News Spring)
1977 Fred Hills started with L. Roper and Sons in 1901 and is featured in this article about Pre-retirement sessions at Robarts House. (Express News Spring)
1977 Fred Hills started with L. Roper and Sons in 1901 and is featured in this article about Pre-retirement sessions at Robarts House. (Express News Spring)
1977 Fred Hills started with L. Roper and Sons in 1901 and is featured in this article about Pre-retirement sessions at Robarts House. (Express News Spring)
1977 Fred Hills started with L. Roper and Sons in 1901 and is featured in this article about Pre-retirement sessions at Robarts House. (Express News Spring)
1982 Keith Airey awards Arthur Court of Maidstone after 50 years service. (Express News February)
1982 Keith Airey awards Arthur Court of Maidstone after 50 years service. (Express News February)
1982 Harry Searle from Tuxford & Tebbutt receives 50 year award from Tony Good. (Express News February)
1982 Harry Searle from Tuxford & Tebbutt receives 50 year award from Tony Good. (Express News February)
40 and 50 year service badges for 'A. Smith'. It looks as though the earlier badge has the start date (1926) and the second, 1977 badge the 50 year date. (Courtesy Leslie Croxford)
40 and 50 year service badges for 'A. Smith'. It looks as though the earlier badge has the start date (1926) and the second, 1977 badge the 50 year date. (Courtesy Leslie Croxford)
40 and 50 year service badges for 'A. Smith'. It looks as though the earlier badge has the start date (1926) and the second, 1977 badge the 50 year date. (Courtesy Leslie Croxford)
40 and 50 year service badges for 'A. Smith'. It looks as though the earlier badge has the start date (1926) and the second, 1977 badge the 50 year date. (Courtesy Leslie Croxford)
1983 Long Service Dinner-Forum Hotel (Courtesy Beryl Purslove)
1983 Long Service Dinner-Forum Hotel (Courtesy Beryl Purslove)
1983 Long Service Dinner-Forum Hotel (Courtesy Beryl Purslove)
1983 Long Service Dinner-Forum Hotel (Courtesy Beryl Purslove)
1983 Long Service Dinner-Forum Hotel (Courtesy Beryl Purslove)
1983 Long Service Dinner-Forum Hotel (Courtesy Beryl Purslove)
1985 Long Service Dinner-St Ermin's Hotel (Courtesy Beryl Purslove)
1985 Long Service Dinner-St Ermin's Hotel (Courtesy Beryl Purslove)
1985 Long Service Dinner-Selsdon Park Hotel (Courtesy Beryl Purslove)
1985 Long Service Dinner-Selsdon Park Hotel (Courtesy Beryl Purslove)
1985 Long Service Dinner-St Ermin's Hotel (Courtesy Beryl Purslove)
1985 Long Service Dinner-St Ermin's Hotel (Courtesy Beryl Purslove)
1985 Long Service Dinner-Selsdon Park Hotel (Courtesy Beryl Purslove)
1985 Long Service Dinner-Selsdon Park Hotel (Courtesy Beryl Purslove)
1986 Fork Lift Truck drivers licence issued to Michael Aldread at Bloomsbury Depot. (Courtesy Michael Aldread)
1986 Fork Lift Truck drivers licence issued to Michael Aldread at Bloomsbury Depot. (Courtesy Michael Aldread)
1986 Fork Lift Truck drivers licence issued to Michael Aldread at Bloomsbury Depot. (Courtesy Michael Aldread)
1986 Fork Lift Truck drivers licence issued to Michael Aldread at Bloomsbury Depot. (Courtesy Michael Aldread)
1988 Rare reunion of pensioner visitors with many well-known names.  (January Express News)
1988 Rare reunion of pensioner visitors with many well-known names. (January Express News)
1988 Rare reunion of pensioner visitorsPensioner Visitors, left to right, standing: Norman Wright, Bill Collins, Harry Freestone, Vic Harrild, George Hissey, Bob French, Stan Long, David Fells, Norman Robarts, Les Jakes, Rodney Kirchner, John Redman, Jack Swinton, Arthur Court, Maurice Hillson, Harry Hoxley, Pat Yates and Derek de Rivaz. Seated: Ted Childs, Alan Gregory, Len Thompson, Frank Attenborough, Jack Pierce, Audrey Shepherd, Ron Battle, Ernest Amison and John Candy.  (January Express News)
1988 Rare reunion of pensioner visitorsPensioner Visitors, left to right, standing: Norman Wright, Bill Collins, Harry Freestone, Vic Harrild, George Hissey, Bob French, Stan Long, David Fells, Norman Robarts, Les Jakes, Rodney Kirchner, John Redman, Jack Swinton, Arthur Court, Maurice Hillson, Harry Hoxley, Pat Yates and Derek de Rivaz. Seated: Ted Childs, Alan Gregory, Len Thompson, Frank Attenborough, Jack Pierce, Audrey Shepherd, Ron Battle, Ernest Amison and John Candy. (January Express News)
1989 Fork Lift Truck Licence, Dave Fane (Courtesy Dave Fane)
1989 Fork Lift Truck Licence, Dave Fane (Courtesy Dave Fane)
1989 Fork Lift Truck Licence, Dave Fane (Courtesy Dave Fane)
1989 Fork Lift Truck Licence, Dave Fane (Courtesy Dave Fane)
1995 Express Dairy awards, Gary Page comments "Paul Jones on the right used to drive the float in the camera shot when Eastenders first started" (Courtesy Chas Gold)
1995 Express Dairy awards, Gary Page comments "Paul Jones on the right used to drive the float in the camera shot when Eastenders first started" (Courtesy Chas Gold)
2000. More long serving employees are recognised - Albert Green (Bromley Depot), George Blackshell (Nine Elms), Peter Garfitt (Ruislip) and Patricia Lashley (Anerley) (Courtesy Michael Aldread)
2000. More long serving employees are recognised - Albert Green (Bromley Depot), George Blackshell (Nine Elms), Peter Garfitt (Ruislip) and Patricia Lashley (Anerley) (Courtesy Michael Aldread)
1978 Chairman's prize for innovation. (Express News Summer)
1978 Chairman's prize for innovation. (Express News Summer)
1978 Chairman's prize for innovation. (Express News Summer)
1978 Chairman's prize for innovation. (Express News Summer)
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