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Promotions Unit History joins Facebook - 2013
Submitted On Friday, May 31, 2024
Submitted By Pip

In October 2013, we created this page -

It was a way of sharing some of our historical collection, and to gain information from our readers.

We held a huge collection of photos that we had taken / collected since the mid 1990s onwards, and a collection of historical slides, taken during the 1950s and 1960s and a few from the early 1970s, which featured Fred Kerr.

We continued to add many of these photos to the Appliance History on our website: and share on the Facebook page.

In October 2019, we were very pleased to be given a collection of around 3500 historical images, taken (and collected) by CFS members Richard Betteridge and Peter Peejay Jarman - including a large number of photos from the 1980s. This collection is known as the Betteridge - Jarman Collection. Thanks Richard and Peejay for trusting us with your collection.

In July 2020, we were pleased to be given another collection of appliance and station photos, predominately from the 1980s, taken and collected by Michael Edwards - now known as the Michael Edwards Collection. Thanks Michael for trusting us with your collection.

Since the beginning of the Promotions Unti website, Steve Schueler has provided us with photos of CFS appliances (and lots of other CFS things!) and continues to do so today. He has a large collection of photos and associated information, and the photos he takes are excellent. Thanks Steve for your ongoing support.

We have uploaded the bulk of the appliance images from our collection, and the photographers outlined above, to our Appliance History page of our website.

We very much appreciate the photos collections and the individual photos and information that people have sent us in the past (and continue to do!)

Photo from the Betteridge - Jarman Collection.

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