Many thanks Neil, Ben, Pentaxpete, benjiboy and Ian,

Thank you all so much for your kind comments. It's good to know that I'm still remembered, and the products still in use. Yes, I also still use one of those blue funnels, also the polythene measures with a clip-on base, and other useful odds and ends. I still have a full set of those little Camerachat magazines, the Polyguides, and lots of memorable pictures: of the opening of the first shop with Neville Maude and Victor Blackman in shot, Reg Mason presenting a very hairy me with the Retailer of the Year award, a few motor racing shots of mine which Victor Blackman kindly rushed to the Daily Express via his dispatch rider... those were indeed happy days.
Alec